Assessing Suicide Risk: How To Navigate FERPA, HIPAA & State Confidentiality Laws
Challenge - Helping the suicidal student
Helping teachers, educators, student discipline and conduct, counseling staff, law enforcement, and BIT/CARE teams how to better understand the importance of identifying members of the community who may be at risk for suicide.
Participants will develop a better understanding of identifying suicide risk and ensuring students have access to support, treatment, and care. This webinar will provide a review of the latest research related to idea-to-action suicide assessment and treatment, offer a detailed summary of questions to consider when assessing suicide risk, and review several case studies to assist teachers, professors, student conduct, coaches, academic advisors, and BIT/CARE and threat teams better identify and help those who are struggling the most.
During this webinar, Dr. Van Brunt and David J. Denino will review the latest research on suicide risk, including Samuel Knapp's useful summary and explanation of the numerous theories related to understanding and preventing suicide (Knapp, 2020). The idea-to-action theories pull together decades of research and data on the cause and motivations for suicide. Three of the models Knapp reviews are the interpersonal theory (IPT) (Joiner, 2005), integrated motivational-volitional (IMV) (O'Connor & Portzky, 2018), and the three-step theory (3ST) (Klonsky & May, 2015).
During this webinar, Dr. Van Brunt and David J. Denino will review the latest research and summary on suicide risk:
- Samuel Knapp's useful summary and explanation of the numerous theories related to understanding and preventing suicide (Knapp, 2020)
- The idea-to-action theories which pull together decades of research and data on the cause and motivations for suicide.
- Interpersonal theory (IPT) (Joiner, 2005), integrated motivational-volitional (IMV) (O'Connor & Portzky, 2018), and the three-step theory (3ST) (Klonsky & May, 2015).
We will explore how the CARE/Bit model relates to suicide prevention and review several case studies while referencing the supplemental material provided in the webinar. The presenters will also review how to navigate the challenges of FERPA, HIPAA, and state confidentiality laws when gathering essential information for a proper suicide assessment, including the issue of clinical and non-clinical assessments. Assessments will be reviewed as a critical aspect of any process to ensure accuracy and awareness of how different cultures, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status present with suicide risk.
- Define risk and protective factors related to suicide assessment and the importance of suicide prevention from a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach
- Describe how the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention framework works to capture suicide education, prevention, and treatment
- Review a supplemental worksheet to guide them through key aspects of the suicide assessment interview
- Review information sharing within the BIT/CARE framework with an eye to FERPA, HIPAA, and state confidentiality laws
- Learn the importance of cultural competency as it relates to suicide assessment and prevention programming
- Residential life
- Health services
- Academic support
- Enrollment Management
- Faculty (particularly those teaching online)
- Human Resources
- Online Learning
- Student Services/Affairs
- Law Enforcement
- BIT/CARE teams
- Any educator interested in learning more about helping the suicidal student
David J. Denino has worked in higher education and college counseling over the past several decades and is Director Emeritus of counseling services and adjunct clinical mental health professor at Southern Connecticut State University. He served as the associate director and then director of counseling services for more than 30 years. He has additionally served as an executive board member to the Connecticut Counseling Association and as secretary and treasurer for the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). David’s strengths in higher education management come from a strong background with NASPA, ACPA, the ACCA, and the American Counseling Association (ACA). His work in residence life, student centers, career services, graduate teaching, and counseling brings a unique blend of talent to his work. David has presented at many state and national conferences and provides consulting services through many professional organizations. He is a master trainer of Question Persuade Refer (QPR), having taught the QPR curriculum for several years, and was the key person in bringing the QPR model to the state university system in Connecticut. A certified clinical trauma professional, David is also a Red Cross mental health first responder and is the mental health lead for the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. As such, he has assisted with relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey as well as provided mental health support at the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas shootings. He currently serves on the Connecticut Statewide Suicide Advisory Board of which he was a founding member. www.daviddenio.com
Bio current as of November 2021.
Addressing suicide requires an understanding of both the public health educational model as well as ensuring those conducting the assessment and offering treatment are addressing these issues from an evidence-based standpoint. Suicide is often an action driven by the underlying desire to escape chronic pain. As such, our main goal is to provide hope and reassurance that they will not always feel this way and there is help available.
As an internationally recognized expert in behavioral intervention, threat assessment and mental illness, Dr. Brian Van Brunt is here to keep your school or organization safe and help at-risk individuals access the care they need. Brian is the Assistant Deputy Director of Training for Secure Community Network (SCN), the official homeland security and safety initiative of the organized Jewish community in North America. He oversees their training program and is involved in the assessment and instructional design of programs to keep the Jewish community safe from threat and violence. As the past president of the National Association of Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) and the American College Counseling Association (ACCA), Brian brings his national perspective along with his experience as a counseling center director to provide consulting on issues of behavioral intervention, threat assessment, suicide prevention, diversity, equity and inclusion, site assessments, climate surveys and more. Having presented workshops, trainings and keynote addresses worldwide and authored over a dozen books, Brian is ready to speak to your group on a wide range of topics and can tailor his address to your needs. He will work with you and your organization to provide the information and training you need to maintain and safe and healthy community.
Bio current as of November 2021.
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