The Training and Certification Day(s) (preconference) features today’s leaders and foremost organizations within Suicidology that will offer you a range of possibilities for career and organizational development. This is your opportunity to grow your technical skills, gain confidence to navigate what is ahead and discover your potential in the field. There are a variety of opportunities that include 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 will center the lived experiences, work, and scholarship of ethnoracially minoritized people in the suicide prevention space. Presenters will share 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 pre-conference will also include roundtable discussions about advancing cultural and racial equity in suicide prevention with the goal of developing the next steps and recommendations for the field.
There are options for those in our Crisis Services Continuum, this includes an optional tour of the local crisis center, Lines for Life. And be sure to get your seat today as space is limited! The Crisis Services Track includes 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Oregon Health Authority, and more! Following the day’s event, will be the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Reception for Network Centers.
For our Prevention Track focus, we have your choice of half-day sessions from the teams at LivingWorks Education, Sources of Strength, and Incite for Change joining us to provide their impactful work within suicide prevention. The Military & Veterans Track (full day) features PsychArmor who believes education and training drive transformation. And AAS is 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 are 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.