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Zero Suicide Conference

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 4:30 pm

$50

Safe Communities Members: $40/day
Non-Members: $50/day
*Please note this conference has been designed for 1-day attendance. Attending both days is not necessary.

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Day 1- Mental Health – Morning

Breakout Session A: Screening Tools and Documentation

In a Zero Suicide organization, all individuals are screened for suicide risk at the point of the first contact and at every subsequent contact. All staff members are trained to use the same tools and procedures within the organization. In this session, you will learn how local organizations have employed screening tools in their systems, including the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and the Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-2, PHQ-9, and PHQ-9a) to determine who is at-risk for suicide and at what severity level. This breakout will also discuss best practices documenting risk.

Breakout Session B: Interventions: Caring Contacts and Safety Plans

Caring Contacts are supported by research indicating post-discharge follow-up for high-risk individuals may be an effective suicide prevention strategy. In this session, you will learn some examples of effective caring contact strategies to engage individuals in treatment post-discharge. Collaborative Safety Plans incorporate elements of four evidence-based risk reduction strategies. You will learn how to work jointly with the patient or client to create a meaningful and specific safety plan.

Session C: Crisis Intervention/Community Resources

The Madison Police Department and Journey Mental Health Center often work collaboratively to respond to mental health crises in the community. This breakout will discuss ways to respond when a crisis is occurring. Frequently, police officers are the first point of contact with someone in a suicidal or crisis situation. The session will review methods of de-escalation, support, and responses to people in crisis and what resources are available to you as provider in Dane County.


Day 1- Mental Health – Afternoon

Breakout Session A: Screening Tools and Documentation

In a Zero Suicide organization, all individuals are screened for suicide risk at the point of first contact and at every subsequent contact. All staff members are trained to use the same tools and procedures within the organization. In this session, you will learn how local organizations have employed screening tools in their systems, including the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and the Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-2, PHQ-9, and PHQ-9a) to determine who is at-risk for suicide and at what severity level. This breakout will also discuss best practices documenting risk.

Breakout Session B: Interventions: Caring Contacts and Safety Plans

Caring Contacts are supported by research indicating post-discharge follow-up for high-risk individuals may be an effective suicide prevention strategy. In this session, you will learn some examples of effective caring contact strategies to engage individuals in treatment post-discharge. Collaborative Safety Plans incorporate elements of four evidence-based risk reduction strategies. You will learn how to work jointly with the patient or client to create a meaningful and specific safety plan.

Breakout Session C: Debriefing

The Zero Suicide Initiative recognizes that this work is emotionally taxing and requires sufficient leadership support when staff are regularly immersed in crisis situations. Additionally, working with individuals who are high-risk for suicide sometimes results in fatalities. This breakout will give leaders examples of how to work with staff to process the difficult feelings such as guilt and fear that may come with working with suicidal patients. It will also provide information on creating resiliency prior to an incident occurring. Breakout leaders will also provide information on how to document debriefing.


Day 2-Primary Care – Morning

Breakout Session A: Screening Tools and Documentation

In a Zero Suicide organization, all individuals are screened for suicide risk at the point of first contact and at every subsequent contact. All staff members are trained to use the same tools and procedures within the organization. In this session, you will learn how local organizations have employed screening tools in their systems, including the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and the Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-2, PHQ-9, and PHQ-9a) to determine who is at-risk for suicide and at what severity level. This breakout will also discuss best practices documenting risk.

Breakout Session B: Interventions: Caring Contacts and Safety Plans

Caring Contacts are supported by research indicating post-discharge follow-up for high-risk individuals may be an effective suicide prevention strategy. In this session, you will learn some examples of effective caring contact strategies to engage individuals in treatment post-discharge. Collaborative Safety Plans incorporate elements of four evidence-based risk reduction strategies. You will learn how to work jointly with the patient or client to create a meaningful and specific safety plan.

Session C: Pathways in Primary Care

Of people who die by suicide, an approximate 77% of those are seen by a primary care provider in the year before their death. An integrated health approach is at the center of a Zero Suicide framework. This breakout will explore the means by which behavioral health can be integrated into primary care. We will examine common models of integrated behavioral health in primary care both locally and globally, what services are offered, and how suicide risk assessment can be addressed in primary care.


Day 2-Primary Care – Afternoon

Breakout Session A: Screening Tools and Documentation

In a Zero Suicide organization, all individuals are screened for suicide risk at the point of first contact and at every subsequent contact. All staff members are trained to use the same tools and procedures within the organization. In this session, you will learn how local organizations have employed screening tools in their systems, including the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and the Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-2, PHQ-9, and PHQ-9a) to determine who is at-risk for suicide and at what severity level. This breakout will also discuss best practices documenting risk.

Breakout Session B: Interventions: Caring Contacts and Safety Plans

Caring Contacts are supported by research indicating post-discharge follow-up for high-risk individuals may be an effective suicide prevention strategy. In this session, you will learn some examples of effective caring contact strategies to engage individuals in treatment post-discharge. Collaborative Safety Plans incorporate elements of four evidence-based risk reduction strategies. You will learn how to work jointly with the patient or client to create a meaningful and specific safety plan.

Session C: Pathways in Primary Care

Of people who die by suicide, an approximate 77% of those are seen by a primary care provider in the year before their death. An integrated health approach is at the center of a Zero Suicide framework. This breakout will explore the means by which behavioral health can be integrated into primary care. We will examine common models of integrated behavioral health in primary care both locally and globally, what services are offered, and how suicide risk assessment can be addressed in primary care.

Breakout Session D: Epic Suicide Prevention Army

Epic formed a team to help their customers implement suicide prevention resources in the electronic health record and share best practices among the Epic user group. Epic has developed software tools to identify patients at risk for suicide, guide providers during brief intervention, and refer patients to treatment as well as follow up with at-risk patients. This breakout session will provide an overview of Epic’s recommendations for suicide prevention in the electronic health record as well as information about how Epic is being used in hospitals and clinics for suicide prevention.

Details

Start:
September 26 @ 8:00 am
End:
September 27 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$50
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Organizer

Safe Communities
Phone:
608.441.3060
Email:
info@safercommunity.net
Website:
www.safercommunity.net

Venue

Epic Campus
1979 Milky Way, G2 Suite
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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