Grief, Depression, and Suicidality in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Approach

Source: National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Published: 2021

Summary:

Research suggests that a social worker has a 1:5 chance of having a client commit suicide on their caseload within their career. Grief, depression, and suicidality in older adults impacts the client’s safety and well-being. Some clients may not even recognize that they are grieving and/or depressed; that is why it is important to screen APS clients for depression and suicidality.

In This 90-minute webinar, we will discuss the topics of grief, depression, and suicidality in older adults. Included will be best practices when working with older adults who may or may not be presenting symptoms of grief, depression, and suicidality.

Additionally, evidence-based depression and suicide screening tools will be presented. At the conclusion of this training, the topic of social worker self-care will be touched upon; specifically, how to cope with the loss of a client.

Link: Grief, Depression, and Suicidality in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Approach

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Overview/General, Prevention, Screening/Assessment, Self-neglect

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Caregivers, Social Services

Level: Basic, Intermediate

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