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Suicide: Determining Who is at Risk and What to Do About It

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INOVA Fairfax Hospital Physician's Conference Center

3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

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Free region-wide training for people who work with older adults in health and community settings including: home health workers, nurses, social workers, senior center staff and mental health professionals.

You’ll learn:

  • Why suicide is a public health issue
  • How to recognize and respond to suicidal risk in older adults
  • What the emergency psychiatric resources are across the region
  • How to understand multi-cultural issues affecting suicide assessment and intervention in older adults

Keynote speaker: Richard McKeon, PhD, MPH, is a national expert on suicide and Chief of the Suicide Prevention Branch of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Moderator: Jane Woods, Vice Chair, Northern Virginia Health Foundation, and Board Member, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services

Presentations: Speakers will discuss how they recognize and address suicidal risk in various settings including hospitals, long-term care, home care, and community programs.

Panel Discussion: Assessing for suicide risk in a multi-cultural context, featuring clinicians from the Multicultural Center of Northern Virginia Family Service.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

CEU's: This conference will grant general attendance certificates recognizable by most boards. Specific programming has been submitted for 4.0 hours of continuing education credit to the Va. Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

For ADA accommodations, Contact Linda Watkins, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, at 703-776-3259 or linda.watkins@inova.org.

Park in Blue Garage. There is a 5.00 fee.


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