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ERIC Number: EJ1029679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Field Note-Developing Suicide Risk Assessment Training for Hospital Social Workers: An Academic-Community Partnership
Wharff, Elizabeth A.; Ross, Abigail M.; Lambert, Susan
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n1 p184-190 2014
This article describes 1 large urban pediatric hospital's partnership with a university to provide suicide assessment and management training within its social work department. Social work administrators conducted a department-wide needs assessment and implemented a 2-session suicide assessment training program and evaluation. Respondents (97.8%) indicated that the training was either helpful or very helpful in 8 suicide assessment skill-based domains. All attendees reported positive changes in perceived competence in 6 of 8 skill-based domains. A brief and time-efficient in-service training can be instrumental in augmenting hospital social worker competence in suicide risk assessment practice. This model of training program development, implementation, and evaluation is feasible, evidence-informed, and may be replicated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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