Opioid Overdose and Suicide Loss in the Behavioral Health Workplace

Date/Time:  June 23 and June 24, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Lake Lodge, Terbury Road, Alfred Station

Cost:  $135 (includes breakfast and lunch both days)

Please note:  This course is carries 12 CASAC re-credentialing/renewal hours.

This training will:

  • Provide an overview of traumatic death rates and specific considerations for behavioral health workers, with emphasis on suicide and overdose.
  • Identify suicide and overdose risk factors.
  • Identify risk management strategies in the behavioral health population.
  • Identify, define, and clarify the steps in the Zero Suicide (ZS) Initiative.
  • Define traumatic loss, identify types of traumatic loss and traumatic reactions.
  • Identify the psychological and behavioral symptoms of grief in behavioral health workers, including vicarious traumatization and burnout.
  • Identify the specific considerations of multiple client losses in a short span of time (e.g., suicide contagion or mass overdose fatalities), with respect to impact on staff members.
  • Identify self-care and coping strategies for behavioral health workers.
  • Identify steps and strategies to a successful staff debriefing.
  • Identify comprehensive postvention strategies for agencies experiencing high rates of traumatic loss.

For more information and registration, please contact The Center for Community Education and Training at 607-587-4015 or ccet@alfredstate.edu