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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 by 12pm ET
Audience
Healthcare professionals
Healthcare systems
Price
Sponsored
Location
In-Person
Certification
Certificate of Participation
Zero Suicide Academy | South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Monday, Aug. 1st & Tuesday, Aug. 2nd, 2022
9am-5pm & 8am-3:30pm ET

DAODAS and associated drug and alcohol abuse outpatient authorities are eligible to apply to this event by Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 by 12pm ET for an August in-person Zero Suicide Academy® sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

About the Academy

Eligibility

DAODAS and associated drug and alcohol abuse outpatient authorities are eligible to apply to this event.

Location

The Academy will be held at:

Phillips Market Center
117 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172

Related Events

Please note there will be a required one-hour online Pre-Academy event on Monday, July 25th, 2022, at 12pm ET and an online Post-Academy consultation on Monday, September 12th, 2022, at 12pm ET.

Description

Join Shelby Kuhn, Zero Suicide Institute Senior Project Associate, for a two-day, in-person Zero Suicide event. This event is co-sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

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

DAODAS and associated drug and alcohol abuse outpatient authorities are eligible to apply to this event by Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 by 12pm ET for an August in-person Zero Suicide Academy® sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.  All organizations wishing to be considered for the Zero Suicide Academy will submit the application by the due date. 

Priority will be given to counties participating in the SCDMH Zero Suicide Communities of Care grant and to settings providing treatment for substance use disorders. 

A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is to be completed by your implementation team members prior to the commencement of the Academy, in addition to your online application.

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 Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 by 12pm ET. 

Teams will be notified via email no later than Monday, July 11th, 2022 about your application status.

Once you have been accepted into the academy, you will need to file a completed OSS no later than July 25th, 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.

The Organizational Self-Study is due by the date of the Pre-Academy, Monday, July 25th, 2022, 12pm ET.

Go to Organizational Self Study

Speakers
Shelby Kuhn
Shelby Kuhn
Senior Project Associate, Zero Suicide Institute
MSW, LCSW, SAC

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