• When — Thursday, May 7
  • Time — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where — Cornerstones of Care — Ozanam Campus (Turner Conference Room) • 421 E 137th St • KCMO
  • Facilitator — Crystal Bennett, LMSW
  • CEs — 6 
  • Cost — $60

Due to the current stay-at-home orders in place, this training has been canceled. Doing all we can to maintain the health and safety of our community is a top priority. All registrations will be refunded and we hope to provide the training again at a later date.

The first onset of suicidal behavior often occurs during adolescence, with the rate of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) also increases during this timeframe. It can be quite puzzling to understand why someone would want to hurt themselves or end their lives prematurely. As parents and professionals, the issues of NSSI and suicide can evoke fear, confusion and a strong desire to gain a better understanding and learn effective intervention strategies. During this training, participants will explore the issue of NSSI, how it relates to suicidal ideation, and learn strategies for detection, intervention and prevention of both NSSI and suicide among young people. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the differences between self-harm and suicidal behaviors and how these differences impact treatment approaches.
  • Review the DSM-V and discuss the implications for suicidal behavior disorder and NSSI.
  • Assess the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on self-harming and suicidal behaviors.
  • Recognize how self-harming and suicidal behaviors are adaptive coping strategies rather than pathology.
  • Apply trauma-informed strategies and techniques to engage young people in treatment and sustained recovery.
  • Identify strategies to support family members to promote problem solving and increase communication.
  • Assess risk and identify evidenced-based interventions.
  • Practice strategies to be used for distress tolerance.