Year: 2014 Source: Journal of Social Work Education.(2014).50(1):184-190. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2014.856249 SIEC No: 20140408

This article describes 1 large urban pediatric hospital’s partnership with a university to provide suicide assessment and management training within its social work department. Social work administrators conducted a department-wide needs assessment and implemented a 2-session suicide assessment training program and evaluation. Respondents (97.8%) indicated that the training was either helpful or very helpful in 8 suicide assessment skill-based domains. All attendees reported positive changes in perceived competence in 6 of 8 skill-based domains.