EDUC 642

Suicide Prevention, Assessment and Risk Management

This course addresses the epidemiology of suicide, demographic and cultural factors related to incidence in American subpopulations; risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs; assessment of imminent and chronic risk; intervention strategies; nomenclature; legal and ethical concerns; national strategy planning; evidence-based prevention strategies; postvention and attention to complicated bereavement. In this course, students engage in case studies and assessment exercises, research and review relevant literature, hear from guest speakers including advocates and survivors, maintain journals, complete a major paper and class presentations.