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This collection features resources highlighted on the homepage of the SPRC website. These include products created by SPRC and our partners, upcoming trainings and conferences, news, and programs developed by suicide prevention grantees and others in the field.

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The International Summit on Suicide Research

The International Summit on Suicide Research will take place in New York City, October 11-14, 2015. This meeting will bring together suicide researchers studying topics ranging from neurobiology and genetics to prevention and intervention. The event is co-sponsored by the International Academy of Suicide Research and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Older Adult Screening Program Added to BPR

Check-in With You: The Older Adult Hopelessness Screening Program has been added to Section III of the Best Practices Registry. This program helps providers assess hopelessness and suicidal intent and provide services to reduce suicide risk and prevent serious mental illness in adults over the age of 55. The program is available at no cost.

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Recognizing Suicide Risk in LGBT Older Adults

Community Gatekeeper Training: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults & Suicide Prevention has been added to section III of the Best Practices Registry. This 120-minute program teaches caregivers and service providers to recognize and respond appropriately to older LGBT adults who may be at risk of suicide. It is available at no cost from Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.

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Online Course on Treating Veterans and Service Members

Military Culture: Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals is an online continuing education course designed to help health care professionals better treat veterans and servicemembers by understanding the influence of military culture on health-related behaviors. Completion of the course includes continuing education credits.

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Champions, Catalyzers, and Cultivators

In the July Director’s Corner, Action Alliance Executive Secretary Doryn Chervin acknowledges some of the contributions that members of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention have made over the last 18 months. These contributions resulted in important resources including the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Research Efforts: 2008-2013 Portfolio Analyses, Suicide Prevention and the Clinical Workforce: Guidelines for Training, Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines, the Your Life Matters! campaign for faith communities, and Social Media Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention.

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Online Tutorials Can Help You Learn to Use WISQARS

Online tutorials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can help you learn to use WISQARS, CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System. The tutorials cover Fatal Injury Mapping, Fatal Injury Reports, Leading Causes of Death, and Years of Potential Life Lost.

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Prevention in Criminal Justice Settings Webinar

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (2-3 p.m. ET), the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) will present a webinar exploring suicide prevention in criminal justice settings. People who have had contact with the criminal justice system are at elevated risk of suicide even if they have not been convicted. The webinar will explore psychopathy in relation to substance use treatment, violence, and suicidality as well as issues related to conducting research in prisons.

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Resource for Senior Living Communities

The Role of Senior Living Community Professionals in Preventing Suicide is a new SPRC resource that helps staff of facilities for older adults recognize and respond to those who may be at risk for suicide. It also provides guidance and resources to help administrators create suicide prevention programs in a senior living community.