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Suicide Prevention Integration Training

Suicide Prevention Integration Training: Awareness & Action
Two-Part Program for Chapter Delivery

For more information contact Elizabeth Lachowicz or call: 609-945-2435

Part One: Awareness (2 hours)

Description: In Part One of this two-part program you will increase your awareness of a very critical issue facing the construction industry today – the incidence of suicide deaths of our workforce. You will learn why suicide prevention is crucial to your business, your employees, and their families. Suicide prevention protocols will be required to mitigate the 12 risk factors impacting our workers. This session will increase your understanding of the risk factors of our industry, and what you and your company can do to reduce them. You’ll leave equipped to share this important message back at work and begin the dialogue.

Part One Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the business need for addressing Suicide Prevention in the workplace.
  2. Explore underlying issues that create production, safety issues, and performance problems:
    1. Identify suicide risk factors in the construction industry.
    2. Describe mental health issues related to suicide.
    3. Demonstrate how mental illness is a physical illness.
  3. Recognize warning signs and determine appropriate actions to address issues and risks.
  4. Understand and provide access to resources available.

Level & PrerequisitesThis program is open to any and all CFMA members and guests.

CPE CreditsThis program offers CPE credits as may be applicable to your state.

Who Should AttendEVERYONE! CFOs, Controllers, Accountants, Risk/Safety Managers, HR Managers, Construction office staff, and all CFMA Associate Members with Contractor Clients.

 

Part Two: Action (2 hours)

Description: In Part Two of this two-part program you will build on the suicide prevention awareness and business case for suicide prevention discussed in Part One. You will discover how the 12 risk factors common to construction play a critical role in Human Capital Risk Management, and the impact of the Up-, Mid- and Down-Stream approaches to suicide prevention.  Hands-on exercises will help you determine where your company stands in making suicide prevention a part of the health, safety, and well-being of the organization.  You will collaborate with your colleagues to identify actions to be taken, who should be involved, and what obstacles may arise. You will be given specific strategies to implement should one of your employee's attempt or, in a worst-case scenario, die by suicide.

Part Two Learning Objectives

  1. Review the “Why Construction” question/industry risk factors.
  2. Explore the Human Capital element associated with this topic.
  3. Review the Warning Signs attributable to an employee at risk.
  4. Illustrate the Up-, Mid-, & Down-Stream approach to protective systems.
  5. Use a Needs Analysis & Integration Checklist for your organization:
    • Differentiate roles & responsibilities among key company personnel.
    • Develop an Action Plan based on the needs analysis.
  6. Discuss postvention strategies should a suicide or crisis occur.
  7. Identify resources and tools available.

Level & PrerequisitesThis program is open to any and all CFMA members and guests. It is recommended that attendees have taken Part One of this two-part program, or engaged in a Suicide Prevention Summit, or Conference Session.

CPE CreditsThis program offers CPE credits as may be applicable to your state.

Who Should Attend: EVERYONE! CFOs, Controllers, Accountants, Risk/Safety Managers, HR Managers, Construction office staff, and all CFMA Associate Members with Contractor Clients.