Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Veterans

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Veterans Mental Health Training Institute - NASW-NYS

Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Veterans

Thursday, April 23, 2020

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Presenter: Aynisa Leonardo, LCAWT, ATR-BC

Free for ALL New York State Social Workers, LMFTs and LMHCs

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists

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Workshop Description

Undiagnosed or untreated mental health trends are lead contributing factors to suicide rates in our country. This workshop will explore potential red flags and risk factors leading up to suicidal thinking, as well as interventions that are most effective in managing them. Workshop will discuss challenges that veterans face while transitioning home, managing PTSD symptoms, and/or navigating the healthcare system, and how these combined factors can lead to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Speaker will present relevant statistics, trends, and clinical factors associated with Suicide Prevention. Workshop will be educational and interactive, providing an overview of effective communication strategies in dealing with high risk situations. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 red flags, or indications, of suicidality.
  • Define terms related to Suicide, such as Means and Motivation.
  • Identify at least 3 risk factors that categorize an individual as moderate to high risk.
  • Identify at least 3 new communication skills for crisis de-escalation.
  • Identify at least 3 effective interventions or resources for Suicide Prevention.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)

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Aynisa Leonardo is a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT, ATR-BC), who has been in the field of mental health services for 12 years. She is the Director of Military Services at Long Island Center for Recovery. Her prior experience includes working in inpatient, outpatient, and non-profit settings with clients experiencing posttraumatic stress, addiction, family conflict, and other mental health challenges. She has concentrated on advanced program development and clinical education, locally and nationally. She continues to provide evidence-based and interactive style presentations to hospitals, non-profits, and corporate agencies, in an effort to raise awareness of current trends and improve competency within the healthcare community..  



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April 23rd, 2020 12:00 PM   through   2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 0.00
Non Member $ 0.00