Gatekeeper DD Outline by yaoyufang

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									Alaska Gatekeeper Awareness Training
Distance Delivery Module Outline #1


Part One: Introduction

  1. Impact of suicide in Alaska
       a. Introduction
       b. “My Beliefs” (worksheet)
       c. Prevalence rates/demographics
       d. Common myths/facts about suicide

Part Two: Things to Know about Suicide

  1. Introduction
  2. Risk factors for suicide
         a. Basic Demographic Characteristics
         b. Lifestyle-Related Demographic Characteristics
         c. Coping and Personal Style Factors
         d. Social Support and Social Pressure Factors
         e. Family Variables
         f. Psychiatric and Medical History
         g. Psychological Factors
         h. Recent Physical Changes
  3. Immediate suicide predictors – or clues for action
         a. Verbal Suicide Threat
         b. History of Suicidal Behavior and Intent
         c. Closure Behaviors and Preparations
         d. Suicide Plan
         e. Self-Ratings about Risk (Worksheet)
         f. Precipitating or Triggering Events
  4. Protective Factors Decreasing Risk for Suicide
         a. Common Protective Factors
  5. Case vignettes (exercise)

  Part Three: Community Resources

     1. Learning the supportive gatekeeper role
           a. Boundaries and limitations
           b. Least restrictive care.
      2.   Identifying community emergency/mental health services
      3.   Identifying natural supports and community-based care.
      4.   Follow up
      5.   Gatekeeper self care.
      6.   END


Alaska Gatekeeper Intervention Training
Distance Delivery Module Outline #2

Part One: Introduction
  1. Starting the conversation
           a. Breaking the silence
           b. Overview of prevalence, warning signs, risk and protective factors.
           c. Case vignettes

Part Two: Relationship Building and Assessment
1. Step One: Creating a Relationship and Environment of Trust
           a. Resolving Negative Reactions to Talk About Suicide
           b. Ways in which to prepare
           c. Things to do and Not to do
2. Step Two: Avoiding the Use of Euphemisms
3. Step Three: Listening with Respect and Accuracy
       a. Nonverbal Communication.
      b. Active Listening (role play)
      c. Empathic Responding
4. Step Four: Asking the Right Questions
       a. Asking About Risk Factors
      b. Asking About Immediate Suicide Predictors
      c. Asking About Protective Factors
      d. Recognizing Cognitive Distortions

5. Step Five: Weighing Risks Against Protective Factors
      a. Sample risk assessment
      b. Assessment exercise (role play).

Part Three: Making and Implementing the Action Plan
  1. Step One: Generating Solutions
        a. General Action Plan Principles
        b. Action Plans Not Involving Formal Treatment
        c. Outpatient Treatment Interventions
        d. Voluntary Psychiatric Hospitalization
        e. Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization or Commitment
        f. Sample Action Plan
  2. Step Two: Taking Concrete Action
        a. Negotiating a Suicide Contract
  3. Step Three: Following Up
        a. Follow-Up for the Suicidal Individual Follow-Up for the Gatekeeper
        b. Sample Suicide Contract

Part Four: Community Resource List

     1. Learning the supportive gatekeeper role
             a. Boundaries and limitations
             b. Least restrictive care.
     2.   Identifying community emergency/mental health services
     3.   Identifying natural supports and care.
     4.   Follow up
     5.   Gatekeeper self care.
     6.   END

								
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