Erin Faye Ward-Ciesielski
Selected research topics of contemporary interest. Quarterly listings of specific offerings are available at departmental advising office.
This course is meant to be an introduction to a wide variety of issues and topics related to suicide and suicidal behavior. The course will involve two weekly class periods where material will be presented in lecture, discussion, and activity formats. Topics will include those related to the prevalence and risk/protective factors for suicidal behaviors, evidence-based strategies for assessing suicidal behavior and risk of suicide, evidence-based prevention and intervention for suicidal individuals, issues related to the ethics of suicide and surviving family following a completed suicide, and the ways in which suicide is represented (and misrepresented) in popular media.
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