The Training and Certification Day(s) featured today’s leaders and foremost organizations within Suicidology that offered a range of possibilities for career and organizational development. There was a variety of opportunities that included a selection of half-day, as well as full-day options, and a two-day course (April 18th and 19th).
As a field, we have begun to acknowledge that we have work to do in diversifying perspectives and approaches to suicide prevention. To take an intentional step towards advancing this goal, the Advancing Cultural and Racial Equity in Suicide Prevention full-day session centered around the lived experiences, work, and scholarship of ethnoracially minoritized people in the suicide prevention space. Presenters shared their knowledge and experience(s) of suicide prevention with ethnoracially minoritized communities as well as programs and interventions that have been specifically developed to address important cultural nuance in working with minoritized populations. The sessions also included roundtable discussions about advancing cultural and racial equity in suicide prevention with the goal of developing the next steps and recommendations for the field.
The Crisis Services Track included 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Oregon Health Authority, and more! Following the day’s event, there was the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Reception for Network Centers.
The Prevention Track focus gave attendees the choice of half-day sessions from the teams at LivingWorks Education, Sources of Strength, and Incite for Change who provided their impactful work within suicide prevention.
The Military & Veterans Track (full day) featured PsychArmor who believes education and training drive transformation. AAS was proud to offer our Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essentials for Clinicians, as well as our Psychological Autopsy Certification Training.
** Note the Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essentials for Clinicians is a two-day course, requiring full attendance on both days Tuesday, April 18th, and Wednesday, April 19th.
If you were unable to attend the AAS23 Conference, trainings and certifications are available year-round through our online platform, virtual and in-person course. Classes are being posted regularly and can be found on the AAS Training and Certification page.