Suicide Risk Assessment:
Evidence-Based Practice for Social Workers
This 90 minute course will provide up-to-date evidence and best practices on suicide risk assessment for social workers. Course includes interactive exercises, case studies and access to a 1-month debrief session to reflect on implementation of learning in practice.
Description & Learning Goals:
Rebecca Bliss, MSW, RSW, is a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto where she was awarded the Irene and David Shapiro Memorial Scholarship for Suicide and Depression Studies. Rebecca’s educational and research interests include suicide risk assessment and intervention as well as cost-effective social care interventions. Through clinical social work roles within the University Health Network and on the Nursing Resource Team with Hamilton Health Sciences, Rebecca has extensive experience in the delivery of interdisciplinary care. She has excelled in leadership roles in community settings in several major cities, including the downtown east side in Vancouver and Calgary. Rebecca currently works as a Clinical Leader at McMaster Children’s Hospital in the Ambulatory Program at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre within Hamilton Health Sciences.