Online Education | Suicide Prevention Training | Facilitator Version

Host a Group Session at Your Agency


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Your staff or students can take the training as a group.

A group at your agency can learn as a cohort and get a discounted training fee. Here's how.

Go to course topics.Facilitator Portal 
Go the course portal.Participant Website 



How does the process work?

Facilitators get access to this Suicide Prevention Training | Facilitator Version website. (You will see a Continue button at the right if you are enrolled and logged in.) Your group will register and take the pre-test on their own at the Participant Website listed above. During your group session, the facilitator will use the Facilitator Portal to access the videos to display to the group using a projector and screen. The videos will prompt your group when to start a discussion and do role playing. Watch all five videos. After the study session, your group will finish their training by taking the post-test and evaluation at the Participant Website.

If you have more than one cohort, simply submit another Facilitator Request Form. You can choose to have your participants pay for themselves or arrange to pay for your participants with an invoice. Please call 206-543-1047 if you have any questions.

Who would benefit from this training?

Registered nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, community and public health nurses, nurse educators, licensed practical nurses, physicians, physician assistants, occupational therapists, social workers, counselors, community members, and other interested healthcare professionals.

What are the benefits of cohort training?

  • Participants commit to class and leave distractions behind.
  • Completion and retention rates are higher.
  • Participants can practice role-playing with each other.

Want to take the course on your own?

Go to the online course for individuals.

How much does a group session cost?

Number of ParticipantsWho Will Pay Contact Hour Fee?FeesAction
10-99Participant$100/$85 per participantSubmit Facilitator Request Form
10-99Facility$500/$85 per participantSubmit Facilitator Request Form
100+Participant$100/$50 per participantSubmit Facilitator Request Form
100+Facility$500/$50 per participantSubmit Facilitator Request Form



How to proceed with a group session

Ask to be added as a facilitator for this course so you will have access to the activities and videos.

Before the Group Session

  1. Before the study session: Distribute the Participant Information Form to your participants. This will give your participants instructions on how to get to their course. Participants will need the Enrollment Key (included in the Participant Information Form) to start their Pre-Test. Have them take the Pre-Test before coming to the study session or during the session using their own handheld or laptop. 

At the Group Session

  1. Create a signup sheet and have your students sign in the day of class.
  2. Project the class website onto a screen using a computer and LCD projector or television.
  3. For best results, use an ethernet connection (cable into computer), not WiFi.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Use Firefox, Safari or Chrome to access this website.
  5. Come to the facilitator website and login: http://uwcne/node/59915/takecourse
  6. Help with your password:
  7. Click the "Continue" button to begin the training.
  8. After watching the videos and doing role play, instruct your participants to go to their course to complete the Attestation, Post-Test and Evaluation.
  9. Participant website:
  10. Certificates will be available in participant accounts once they complete their Attestation of Completion, Post-Test and Evaluation.

After Your Group Session

  1. Submit a Post-Activity report to UWCNE after your group session ends. The report can be found in this portal by clicking the "Continue" button. The report will ask for a roster of your participants.
  2. UWCNE will refer to your roster and will invoice your agency for the set-up fee and for each participant (if you are paying for your students.)
  3. UWCNE will maintain records of registrations for six years.
  4. If you host more than one group session, please submit a Post-Activity Report after each session.

Completion Requirements

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

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


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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

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.

    Additional Information



    • 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)
    Course summary
    Maximum credit available: 
    • 0.00 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

    • 0.00 Contact hours


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