Accreditation, Training, and Certification
The Accreditation, Training, and Certification program is based upon evidence-supported best practices in research and partners with subject matter experts to facilitate our offerings. We are invested in providing our community with a variety of offerings to strengthen their clinical skills, uphold themselves and their organization to the highest standards for working with those at-risk of suicide and support those bereaved by suicide. Our programs include Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk, Crisis Center Accreditation, Individual Crisis Specialist Certification, Psychological Autopsy Certification, College and University Suicide Prevention Accreditation, and more.
Every April, we host our Annual Conference where we welcome members and non-members alike who are invested in advancing the mission of AAS through educational opportunities. Including: pre-conference workshops and sessions; interactive poster sessions; panels of subject matter experts, attempt survivors, and those with lived experience of suicide; keynotes with today’s thought leaders, and more. The conference welcomes people of all disciplines with shared interest in suicidology, including but not limited to psychologists, psychiatrists, researchers, physicians, social workers, educators, public health professionals, first responders, attempt survivors and those with lived experience, crisis service professionals and volunteers.
Healing After Suicide Loss Summit
The Healing After Suicide Loss Summit is a time for suicide loss survivors to come together as a community for learning, sharing and remembering those our loved ones. Our hope is to offer our community of loss survivors an opportunity to come together for a day of hope, healing, and support.
Leaders in the field of suicidology have recognized the complicated grief that can occur following the suicide for loved ones. Death by suicide can bring feelings of profound sadness, confusion, anger, frustration, shame, guilt, regret and a host of other emotions for loss survivors. Our summit offers the opportunity to learn new ways to navigate your loss, connect with fellow loss survivors, and sharing what has or has not helped one in their loss journey.
The National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide
The National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide believes that suicide can often be prevented. For example, many youth give warning signs if they are considered taking their lives, and intervening can save their lives. Other youth maybe kept from reaching the point of even thinking about suicide by individuals reaching out and showing them they care. Strong communities, safe schools, and supportive families all help the development of healthy youth. For youth struggling with mental illness and or substance abuse, effective services make a difference.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior Journal (SLTB)
Our principal journal for suicide studies, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, is published six times per year by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of AAS which offers the latest research, theories, and intervention approaches for suicide and life-threatening behaviors. The journal publishes scientific research on suicidal and other life-threatening behaviors, including research from biological, psychological, and sociological approaches.
Issues examine such topics as risk factors for suicide in particular populations, assessment and risk-management approaches, advances in evidence-based prevention, methodological and ethical issues in intervention research, cross-cultural and international findings, and mental health needs of those bereaved by suicide.
Our online Store is the portal to our current offerings, including our current accreditation, training, and certifications. As well as past webinars available at a nominal cost and past slidedecks.