Heroes of Hope: Championing Suicide Prevention Together

A FREE Course for Health Care Professionals, Educators, and Parents

Friday, September 13 @ 11am-2:30pm ET

Join this dynamic online course designed to empower health care, educational, and industry professionals with the essential skills to reduce suicide and respond effectively in its aftermath.

We’ll explore the vital importance of proactive suicide prevention with practical strategies to identify warning signs, provide immediate support, understand successful treatment, and respond effectively in your communities and workplaces. This program will be highly interactive, using a format designed to ensure that the program is as impactful as possible.

But that’s not all! Our course also tackles postvention tactics, including guiding you through the crucial steps following a completed suicide. Learn how to support affected individuals, reduce stigma, and foster a compassionate, supportive environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field or this topic, our goal is for you to leave this course with the knowledge and confidence to make a significant impact. Join us on this journey to becoming a beacon of hope and change, and let’s make a real difference together!

This course is free for all attendees. Continuing medical education credits or a certificate of attendance are available for a small fee.

Offered by the Education Outreach Department at McLean Hospital

Learn more about accreditation or register now!

Course Agenda

All times listed are Eastern time zone

Friday, September 13, 2024
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But keep in mind, certificate of attendance and continuing medical education credits are only granted to those who attend the live virtual program.

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Continuing Education Credits

We are pleased to offer this continuing education opportunity for a variety of health care professionals across the United States. Please review the information below, including details per state.

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, and addiction professionals, please review the APA and ASWB sections below to determine eligibility.

For those in New York, be sure to review the New York State Boards section below.

Accreditation and Approvals

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and McLean Hospital.

Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

Physicians (ACCME)

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC)

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 ANCC contact hours.

Psychologists (APA)

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This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and McLean Hospital. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.25 hours.

For details on New York state boards, see below.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for counselors:

  • AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
  • MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs:

  • AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for addictions professionals:

  • AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

*OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

MA/MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for social workers:

  • AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

Social Workers (ASWB)

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As a jointly accredited organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program.

State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 3.25 GENERAL continuing education credits.

For details on New York state boards, see below.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for social workers:

  • AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV*, WY

*WV accepts ASWB ACE, unless activity is live in West Virginia then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for counselors:

  • AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK*, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
  • AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.
  • MI: No CE requirement.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs:

  • AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
  • MA/MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
  • MI: No CE requirement.

*OK accepts ASWB ACE for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for addictions professionals:

  • AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

New York State

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)

Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 3.25 hours.

New York Board for Mental Health Counselors (NY MHC)

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0061. 3.25 hours.

New York Board for Marriage & Family Therapists (NY MFT)

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0032. 3.25 hours.

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 3.25 hours.

Counselors

Please see the APA and ASWB sections above to determine eligibility. For individuals in New York, please see the section for the New York Board for Mental Health Counselors.

Marriage and Family Therapists

Please see the APA and ASWB sections above to determine eligibility. For individuals in New York, please see the section for the New York Board for Marriage and Family Therapists.

Addictions Professionals

Please see the APA and ASWB sections above to determine eligibility.

Disclosure Policy

McLean Hospital adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is McLean’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that McLean may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity.

These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclaimer

CME activities accredited by Amedco are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

Refund Policy

This webinar is offered free of charge.

Continuing medical education credits are available upon completion of a course evaluation and payment of a $29.95 processing fee. We are unable to provide refunds for CE credit purchases.

Certificate of attendance is available with a payment of a $10 processing fee. We are unable to provide refunds for certificate purchases.

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