How to Conduct Suicide Risk Assessments for Adults


Attend this trauma-informed training to learn how to effectively communicate with clients 18+ years old about suicide and self-harm and conduct suicide risk assessments

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Price: Includes 3-3.5 CEUs
Standard Rate: $85
Group Rate: $75

Wilder Center (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

About this trauma-informed workshop presented by the Wilder Community Mental Health and Wellness team:

What participants will learn:

  • How to effectively communicate with clients about suicide and self-harm.
  • Risk and protective factors related to suicide.
  • Conducting and documenting a suicide risk assessment.
  • Strategies for responding to self-harm behaviors in adults.
  • Cultural considerations when responding to suicidal and self-harm thoughts and behaviors.
  • How to manage risk factors (safety planning) and when to refer to a higher level of care.
  • What to expect when you send a client to the hospital for further evaluation.
  • Special considerations when working with veterans and their families.

Who should attend:

  • Mental health professionals, therapists, social workers, medical professionals

CEU Information: 

  • Minnesota Board of Psychology - 3.0 CEU Hours 
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work - 3.0 CEU Hours 
  • MInnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy - 3.0 CEU Hours 
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy - 3.5 CEU Hours 

About the presenter:

  • Sara Nelson, MSW, LICSW is the Assessment and Triage Clinical Supervisor in Wilder's Mental and Chemical Health Services, focusing on the areas of mental health triage and crisis stabilization. 

Questions? Contact Sara Nelson at

This educational training workshop is provided by the Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™

Event Location

Wilder Center (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104