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Home Care Association of Washington
PO Box 65009
Vancouver, WA 98665

Phone: 425.775.8120              

Fax: 360.695.3056


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"Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)"  Class

October 27, 2016
9:00am to 4:30pm

Wesley Homes
816 S 216th St, Des Moines, WA

The Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW) is sponsoring a class on Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR).  This training will be provided by 
Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention.  Forefront is a collaboration of  UW School of Social Work, UW Communication, UW School of Nursing and UW College of Education.

 AMSR is a nationally recognized curriculum, developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that meets the mandate for training in Washington state under ESHB 2366 and 2315/1426. By the end of the 6-hour workshop, AMSR participants will increase their knowledge and skills in:  ·

  • Eliciting suicide ideation, behavior, plans and intent;  ·
  • Making a clinical judgment of the short and long term risks for suicide;
Developing a treatment and services plan that addresses the client’s immediate, acute and continuing risk for suicidal behavior.

Susan H. Eastgard, MSW

Sue Eastgard is a nationally recognized expert in the field of suicide prevention.  She has worked on mental health issues for 30+ years as a clinician, manager and director of crisis services and suicide prevention efforts.  She is currently working as the Director of Training for Forefront, a suicide prevention education and research program based at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work.  Sue is also the Chair of the King County Suicide Prevention Coalition.   Ms. Eastgard founded the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State in 1999 and served as its director until June 2011. Prior to that, she served as the executive director for the Seattle-King County Crisis Clinic for 3½ years.  She was the President of the American Association of Suicidology in 2002.  Sue holds a masters degree in social work from the University of Washington. She is a Master Trainer of ASIST and SafeTALK, suicide first aid training programs.   

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Home Care Association of Washington
PO Box 65009
Vancouver, WA 98665
P: 425.775.8120
F: 360.695.3056

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