CE Credit | Suicide Prevention Training | Cohort Version

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How to Begin

This area is for participants who are taking the Suicide Prevention Training course with a facilitator and cohort.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of this page. Log In or Create an Account.
  2. Come back to this page. Scroll to the bottom and Add to Cart.
  3. In the Shopping Cart, select your discount and check out even if the course is free for you.
  4. Return to this page, click Continue and take the Pre-Test.
  5. After your group session, come back and complete the Post-Test and Evaluation.

​Discounts are available at checkout

If your facility is paying the registration fee, there will be a discount option at checkout. Please register, checkout and submit your order even if your order is free. An order is required to complete your enrollment.

Who can register here?

  • People who will be participating in a group study session at their agency or school, using the UWCNE cohort course.
  • People whose names are listed on the agency roster sent to UWCNE after staff training.

What if I want to take the training on my own?


At the conclusion of the course, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe risk and protective factors influencing suicide risk.
  2. Discuss facilitators and barriers to implementing suicide prevention measures.
  3. Demonstrate suicide risk assessment, treatment and management skills.
  4. Apply suicide risk assessment, treatment and management strategies to case scenarios.


  • Introduction (Context, Attitudes, Statistics, Vocabulary, Additional Considerations)
  • Assessment (Risk Factors, Protective Factors, Screening/Special Considerations for Veterans and Active Duty Military)
  • Management (Safety Planning, Making a Safety Plan, Resources, Role Play)
  • Treatment (Hospitalization, Medication, Virtual Hope Box, Other Resources)
  • Other Dimensions of Importance (Role of Nurses, Self-Injury, Cultural Considerations, Postvention)

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • Take the pre-test.
  • View and complete the interactive presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Achieve 80% or higher on the post-test. You can take the post-test as many times as you wish.
  • Complete the evaluation. 

After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   


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Additional Information

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 6.50 Contact hours

Sue Eastgard, MSW
Director of Training and Clinical Programs, Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, UW School of Social Work, Seattle

Sue Eastgard has over 30 years of experience in mental health and suicide prevention, including work as a clinician, manager and director of crisis services and suicide prevention efforts. Ms. Eastgard founded the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State in 1999 and served as its director until June 2011. She is a certified facilitator for a variety of suicide assessment and intervention training programs.

Elaine Walsh, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing, Seattle

Elaine Walsh is certified as a Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has extensive experience working on suicide prevention with hospitals, schools and community-based organizations. In addition, she has trained and supervised clinicians working with high-risk individuals. Dr. Walsh’s research interests include prevention of suicide and co-occurring behaviors, program evaluation and translation of research interventions to community-based settings.


Planning Committee

  • Sue Eastgard, MSW, Director of Training and Clinical Programs, Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention/School of Social Work, UW, Seattle
  • Joan Riesland, MEd, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner and Continuing Education Specialist, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
  • Elaine Walsh, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 6.50 Contact hours


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