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Elder Suicide Prevention Training Offered

The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands is hosting a suicide prevention training designed to reduce the incidence of suicide among adults age 55 and older. This training is open to the public and is appropriate for anyone who has contact with older adults during their professional, personal, or volunteer activities. Learning objectives are to: understand the warning signs of suicide in older adults; develop strategies for early intervention and prevention; identify risk factors, levels or risk, and protective factors for suicide in older adults; and learn effective methods for active listening and engagement with older adults who are suicidal. The training is free and offers 7.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Clinicians.  All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Elder Suicide Prevention Training
Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532

For more information, download flyer here or contact Stephanie Kelly or Karen Ellery-Jones at 508-548-7999 or

Suicide prevention is an important goal of the Barnstable County Department of Human Services.  The Elder Suicide Prevention Training intersects with the Department’s focal areas of Aging and Disability and Behavioral Health as prioritized in the Barnstable County Department of Human Services Plan 2014 – 2016.