Suicide Prevention Training: Assessment, Intervention, and Management (4/30/2024)


This is a virtual Training being held via ZOOM.

Credit Hours: 6 (ACE)

Presenter: Shericka Smith, DSW, MSSW, LCSW

Date: April 30, 2024


Registration deadline: 4/29/2024



Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that in 2021, there was an average of 1 suicide death every 11 minutes. Suicide prevention aims to reduce the occurrence of self-inflicted deaths by implementing strategies and providing support to individuals who may be at risk.

This training will explore risk factors, clinical approaches, treatment, and resource interventions and meets the requirement of the Kentucky Board of Social Work for Licensed Clinical Social Workers and other professionals included in KRS 210.366.


9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Module 1 & Module 2 (Part 1)
10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. — Break 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Module 2 (Part 2)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — Lunch 

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Modules 3 & 4
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Break 

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Modules 5 & 6 

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. — Complete online training evaluation 

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Review current statistics on suicide and risk and protective factors.
  • Describe clinical attitudes and approaches.
  • Discover how to perform risk assessments.
  • Discuss treatment interventions and safety planning.
  • Discuss legal and ethical issues around suicide.
  • Identify resources for suicide prevention and intervention.

Delivery Method
synchronous distance learning


Credit Hours
6 (ACE)


University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

This course meets Kentucky requirements for six board approved hours on suicide assessment, treatment, and management and is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 7.2 credit hours. Approval No.: KBSWSP-202322

Shericka Smith, DSW, MSSW, LCSW was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and is a mental health coordinator for Fayette County Public Schools. Shericka obtained an undergraduate degree from Transylvania University where she studied Spanish and Psychology. She then went on to the University of Louisville, earning her Masters in School Social Work. She recently obtained her Doctorate in Social Work and is teaching classes at the University of Kentucky. She also provides mental health counseling at a private practice she co-owns, Wellness Within, working with people of all ages.


How to Claim Credit
You must attend the training in its entirety and complete an evaluation form.  Attendance will be verified using Zoom attendance reports

Cancellation/Refund Policy
If this course is canceled, you will be contacted and given the option of a full refund, or course credit to be used within 1 year.

Contact with any questions regarding this course, registration assistance, or to request special assistance to complete this course.