Tuesday, September 8, 2020
6:00 – 8:00PM ET
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., is a professional counselor, life coach, mediator, trainer, and author. She speaks extensively and provides training, counseling, and coaching in the field of grief, crisis, and trauma through the Institute for Compassionate Care. Jennifer serves as faculty for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. In addition, she serves as Director of the Grief, Crisis, and Disaster Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors and Clinical Director for the Crisis Response Team of the United States Concealed Carry Association. Jennifer is co-author of The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders; Grief Following Trauma; Understanding Suicide: Effective Tools for Prevention, Intervention, and Survivor Support; and Spiritual and Psychological First Aid.
As suicide rates have steadily increased for more than a decade, it is critical to address prevention in societal systems. Churches, schools, and businesses are profoundly impacted when there is a death by suicide. The way institutions respond to suicide may aid in healing and suicide prevention. However, a misstep in response or the lack of a response may increase suicide risk or even create a contagion effect. This Webinar will offer guidelines and resources for organizations to plan their responses to suicide and provide recommendations for a prevention plan. Additionally, this training will serve as a benefit for leaders in these organizations, as well as help professionals who offer support and consultation regarding suicide.
- Review recent data on suicide, including demographics, means, and risk factors
- Discuss research on systemic response to suicide and challenges for organizations in addressing the aftermath
- Outline resources available for schools, businesses, and churches when facing death by suicide
- Review practical large and small group and one-on-one interventions, which may be helpful with suicide grief, including suggestions regarding memorial services when appropriate