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Zero Suicide Academy | Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health
May 13th and 16th, 2022
9:00am to 5:00pm EST

All invited health and behavioral health systems are encouraged to apply by 5/2 for an April online Zero Suicide Academy® sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disability.

About the Academy

Eligibility

Application by invitation only.  All invited health and behavioral health systems are encouraged to apply by 5/2 for an April online Zero Suicide Academy® sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disability. Sponsors can supply Social Work CEs and Nursing CMEs. 

Description

Join Jan Ulrich, Zero Suicide Institute Senior Project Associate, for a two-day, online Zero Suicide launch event. This event is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disability.

The Zero Suicide Academy is a two-day training for senior leaders of health and behavioral health care organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care. Using the Zero Suicide framework, participants learn how to incorporate best and promising practices into their organizations and processes to improve care and safety for individuals at risk. Zero Suicide faculty provide both interactive presentations and small group sessions, collaborating with participants to develop organization-specific action plans.

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Objective

The objectives of the Zero Suicide Academy are to:

  • Provide organizations interested in adopting a Zero Suicide approach with the skills and information necessary to launch their effort;
  • Create collaborative links between the organizations launching these initiatives in order to provide mentorship and support so that the perspectives, knowledge, and skills of each inform the work of the others; and
  • Aid in developing implementation plans for the Zero Suicide initiatives at each participating organization.

How to Apply


Participant Eligibility

Application by invitation only.  All invited health and behavioral health systems are encouraged to apply by 5/2 for an April online Zero Suicide Academy® sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disability. Sponsors can supply Social Work CEs and Nursing CMEs. 

Application Instructions

All invited organizations wishing to be considered for the Zero Suicide Academy will submit the application by the due date. The application will be reviewed by Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI); a complete application will be required including 4 team members selected to attend and the completed organizational self-study. Applications are due by 5/2/2022.

Organizational Self Study

A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is to be completed by your implementation team members, along with your application. We offer two versions of the Organizational Self-Study: the General Organizational Self-Study and the Inpatient Organizational Self-Study. Organizations can choose to take one or both available Self-Studies. If you would like to review the questions before taking the survey, we offer a PDF of each version of the Self-Study. To access these resources, you will need to create an account on the Zero Suicide website.

Go to Organizational Self Study

 

Speakers
Jan Ulrich
Jan Ulrich
Senior Project Associate, Zero Suicide Institute

Jan Ulrich delivers training and consultation to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk for suicide using a continuous quality improvement framework.