Webinar: Assessing Workforce Readiness To Provide Suicide Care

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Assessing Workforce Readiness To Provide Comprehensive Suicide Care

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 12:30  p.m. Eastern Time

The presence of a competent, confident, and well-trained workforce at every level of care is critical to individuals at risk for suicide. Data from more than 15,000 health and behavioral health care staff who utilized an online Zero Suicide Workforce Survey indicate that, among those who interact with patients or clients, only half had received training in suicide screening or risk assessment, and only one-third felt strongly that they had the knowledge, skill, confidence, and comfort in providing care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Join SAMHSA for a webinar that presents the results from the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey, and learn about establishing a culture where staff training is a critical and ongoing part of providing care. By the end of the webinar, participants will:

  • Describe how surveying staff can support system-wide culture change critical to patient safety and continuous quality improvement.
  • Understand staff readiness to provide suicide-specific care.
  • Explain the purpose and utility of the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey to health care staff.

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