Year: 2015 Source: Journal of Social Work Education.(2015).51(1):177-185.DOI:10.1080/10437797.2015.979095 SIEC No: 20150279

The training of social workers in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention is encouraged as a key feature of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Despite the acknowledgment that training in suicide and its related behaviors is important, few masterÕs in social work (MSW) programs offer classes dedicated to suicide-related content. This teaching note describes a semester-long course in suicide for second-year MSW students. The introduction provides a rationale for the course. A description of the course structure, readings, assignments, and exercises is included. Finally, the experiences of 20 second-year MSW students who took the course are described.

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