Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Event Description

The Columbia Protocol, also known as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs. Users of the tool ask people: • Whether and when they have thought about suicide (ideation) • What actions they have taken — and when — to prepare for suicide • Whether and when they attempted suicide or began a suicide attempt that was either interrupted by another person or stopped of their own volition This webinar will provide an introduction to the CSSRS as a screening tool for suicide prevention.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Mental health providers, school nurses and RNs, social workers, psychologists, prevention professionals, clincial counselors. 

CEU Information:

OhioMHAS Continuing Education Committee is an approved provider of Continuing Education for RNs for the Ohio Board of Nursing and has awarded 1.5 CE contact hours.
Programs approved by OhioMHAS are accepted for continuing education by the Ohio CSWMFTB.  1.5 CPEs have been awarded to Social Workers and Counselors as approved by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.
OhioMHAS is approved by OPA-MCE to offer continuing education for Psychologists. 1.5 MCEs are awarded.
OhioMHAS has been approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as a provider of Continuing Education Units and has awarded 1.5 CEUs. This program is approved for the following content area/s:  P2  - 1.5 hours  

Adam Lesser is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Adjunct Professor in the Columbia School of Social Work. He is responsible for all Project activities related to public health, including the international dissemination of and training on the Columbia Protocol. Previously, he was the youth suicide project director at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, where he directed the statewide implementation of the Columbia Protocol and other suicide prevention tools and efforts through their Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant from SAMHSA. He has a master’s degree in social work from Smith College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University. TRAINER: Adam Lesser, LCSW, Deputy Director for Implementation, The Columbia Lighthouse Project.
  • APRIL 25, 2024      12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Funding for the Columbia Protocol Training was made possible (in part) under grant number SM086105 from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publication & by speakers & moderators do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA, or HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Training services will be performed by the Columbia Lighthouse Project for the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.