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SPRC Free Online Course on Locating & Understanding Data For Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is offering online course on suicide prevention free of charge. This online course will help to understand the suicide problem in your state or community by introducing a number of readily-accessible sources of data. It also helps in understanding some key concepts that will help you select the data from these sources which is useful for informing prevention activities. You will also be eligible for the certificate if you complete this course, pass the post-test, and answer the participant feedback questions. During the registration process, you will be asked whether you want to receive CE credits. If so, please indicate accordingly. You have to create an account to take an online course. SPRC’s online training mission is to train service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies.

Course Details In Brief

Level: Introductory
Length: 1 hour
Subject:  Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention
Institution:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts September 28, 2015

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Why Choose SPRC MOOC?    

Data can contribute to the understanding required to effectively prevent suicide in a state or community. If you complete this course, pass the post-test, and answer the participant feedback questions, you will receive a certificate of completion. You will also be eligible to receive 2 Category I or 2 advanced-level Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) in health education from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. The SPRC Training Institute is a designated provider of CE credits issued by the following organizations: – National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)
– National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) SPRC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
– National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Course Introduction

Effective suicide prevention requires an understanding of the context in which suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation take place. This online course will introduce a number of readily-accessible sources of data that can help you understand the suicide problem in your state or community, as well as some key concepts that will help you select the data from these sources most useful for informing prevention activities. In this online course you will:
-Learn to define and describe the strengths and limitations of the data on suicides, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation
-Learn to define a number of key concepts that are essential to selecting and interpreting data from the key sources of data on suicides, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation
-Explore eight readily accessible sources of data, find out what is available from each source, and Learn how to navigate one of these online databases
-Learn how to organize the data obtained from these sources in a format that will help you use this information to inform prevention efforts and educate colleagues, partners, policymakers, and the community

You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you will learn:
– describe the strengths and limitations of data on suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation
– explain some concepts essential to selecting and interpreting data from key sources
-describe eight readily-accessible sources of data and how to use them, and
-explain how to organize these data to inform suicide prevention efforts and educate colleagues, partners, policymakers, and the community.

For detailed information go through SPRC page.