AAS is now offering this specialized version of the Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk Training, tailored for those clinicians working in a university or college setting.
RRSR College/University is specifically designed to focus on issues in the college and university population. Suicide is among the leading causes of death of college students. Research has suggested that up to 8% of college students have a history of suicide attempts, and 6% have seriously contemplated suicide in the past 12 months. There are many unique issues in responding to suicide risk in this population, including understanding developmental components, role of the family, and management within the campus community. RRSR College/University will augment the standard RRSR curriculum via:
- Clinical case discussions of unique dilemmas that come up in the college population and community;
- Review of the Comprehensive Approach developed by SPRC/Jed Foundation;
- Discussion of suicide prevention strategies for the defined campus community;
- The role of Student of Concern Committees; and
- Strategies for the campus when a suicide does occur.
*These competencies from the basis of Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), a one-day training developed by AAS for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), AMSR focuses on knowledge and attitudes, using skill demonstrations, discussions, and journaling through the course. AMSR is suitable for classes of any size. Using a two-day format with a smaller class size, RRSR augments the core AMSR content with skill rehearsal and case application exercises. Communities or organizations may sponsor the RRSR and AMSR together or separately, depending on their training goals and curriculum, which is the intellectual property of the Education Development Center, Inc. To learn more about the AMSR, call 1-877-438-7772 or go to www.sprc.org/featured_resources/trainingandevents/index.asp