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Geriatric Suicide Prevention Training for Primary Care Providers and Their Teams
11/3/2021 • Posted by Provider Relations

Fidelis Care, in collaboration with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), has arranged for a virtual geriatric suicide prevention training at no cost to attendees that will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Suicide in elderly populations is a major public health issue. People aged 85 years and older have some of the highest suicide rates of any age group in the U.S., and older adults who attempt suicide are more likely to complete these attempts than others. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated existing risk factors, such as social isolation, depression, and family discord or loss. However, primary care providers and their teams which work with geriatric populations have a critical opportunity to intervene.

Learn how Suicide Safer Care principles can help prevent elder suicide in our new webinar featuring experts from Concert Health and Adelphi University. This discussion will explore the dynamics of geriatric depression and suicide and why providers can play important roles in prevention and detail effective suicide prevention practices for geriatric populations, from screening tools to evidence-based interventions.

Learning objectives:

• Provide an overview of geriatric suicide, how COVID-19 has impacted this phenomenon, and why primary care providers can play important roles in prevention.

• Discuss common risk factors and warning signs.

• Describe screening tools, clinical pathways, and evidence-based interventions for geriatric suicide prevention.


• Dr. Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Concert Health, Co-Founder of Zero Overdose

• Dr. Daniel Kaplan, PhD, LICSW, Associate Professor at the Adelphi University School of Social Work, Faculty Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership

To register for the training session, click here.

The Geriatric Suicide Prevention Training Session will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

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