Caring for Caregivers Who Support Suicidal Loved Ones

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Caring for Caregivers Who Support Suicidal Loved Ones

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

9:00am-12:00pm ET


Presenter: Johanna Louie, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member: $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This workshop introduces a support framework for caregivers who are caring for an individual who is thinking about suicide or exhibiting suicidal behaviors. Given the stressful nature of caregiving and the lack of existing services, it is crucial to consider this population's unique needs. Derived from research in caregiver family therapy, suicide bereavement support and peer programs, the Suicide Caregiver Support Model takes a holistic approach. By pairing psychoeducation around suicide with a self-care system, social workers can effectively empower caregivers to provide support as well as sustain their own wellness. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be equipped with practical tools for implementation of supportive resources for suicide caregivers in both community and individual settings.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the role of a suicide caregiver and identify their need for support.
  • Identify the components of the Suicide Caregiver Support Model and its research basis.
  • Utilize practical tools and exercises to support suicide caregivers.
  • Discuss ways to effectively manage challenges when working with suicide caregivers. 

This workshop is approved for 3.0 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), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Johanna Louie, LMSW. Johanna Louie is a co-founder of Suicide Is Different, a first of its kind support program for caregivers of individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts. Her career in suicide prevention started in 2013 as a crisis line counselor. Since then, she has worked at various crisis centers and health agencies in both clinical and management roles. Her ultimate mission is to build supportive programs and practical tools to care for caregivers utilizing her interdisciplinary experiences. Johanna holds a MS in Human Behavior from the University of Southern California and a MS in Social Work from Columbia University.



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March 22nd, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00