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Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care

​Course Length: 3 hours

Course Cost: Free ($25 fee if claiming CME credit)

Topics Covered

  • A framework for cultural competency training

  • Worldviews about firearms and clinical responsibilities

  • Cultural factors related to firearm ownership and use

  • Practical knowledge about firearms and locking devices

  • Frameworks for understanding suicide risk and suicide care

  • Recommendations for culturally informed lethal means counseling

 

Objectives

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify your own cultural worldview about firearms and how this might affect clinical care.

  • Distinguish ethical obligations when engaged in policy-based and clinically-based work.

  • Identify cultural factors associated with firearm ownership and use.

  • Describe the components of the suicidal process and suicide care.

  • Explain the importance of narrative interviewing in suicide care.  

  • Describe the scientific basis for lethal means safety.

  • Use recommended questions to assess for firearm access.

  • Identify steps in a sequence of lethal means counseling: assessment for firearm access, orientation to lethal means safety, motivational interviewing, and case formulation.  


Registration

Click here to register for the course.


Continuing Education Credits

Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care can be taken for CME credit. All participants choosing to claim CME credit are responsible for the additional continuing education credit fee of $25 per course, payable after course completion. CME credit is optional.

 

​Credits available:

 

Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture and Suicide Care: 3 hours

CME Accreditation

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this other activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Method of Participation

To participate in the Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care course, register and then follow emailed instructions to access the course. The training is currently free for providers and client-facing staff. To receive CME, participants must complete the online educational activity followed by an evaluation and a post-test. To be eligible for CME, participants must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test, with two attempts allowed. After successfully completing the post-test, we will report your completion to the UW CME office, who will contact you with instructions for claiming and paying ($25) for CME or a certificate of contact hours.

 

Estimated Time to Complete

Targeted Interventions: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Care should take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Disclosure Information

 

  • Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD (author and planner): royalties from Wiley

 

The following authors have indicated they do not have any relationships to disclose:

 

  • Jennifer Stuber, PhD

  • Ian Bennett, MD, PhD

  • John Kern, MD

  • Molly Adrian, PhD

  • Mark Reger, PhD

  • Chris DeCou, PhD

  • Jeff Sung, MD

  • Brett Bass

 

The following planners have indicated they do not have any relationships to disclose:

 

  • Jennifer Stuber, PhD                          

  • Ian Bennett, MD, PhD

  • John Kern, MD

  • Molly Adrian, PhD

  • Mark Reger, PhD

  • Alan Gojdics, MEd

  • Betsy Payn, MA

  • Melissa Farnum, MA

  • Diana Roll

  • Emma Mallonee, MPH

  • Rebecca Vaux

  • Ambyr Travis, MPH

  • Larry Wright, PhD

  • Michele Roe

 

Medium or Combination of Media Used

This CME activity is web-based and requires Internet access as well as a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device that can connect to the Internet. Media used includes video, audio, text, and graphics.

 

Date of Release

November 24, 2021

Termination Date

October 31, 2022

 

Course Acknowledgements

This course was developed by Forefront and the AIMS Center at the University of Washington, thanks to the Harborview Behavioral Health Institute and funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Authors
Jeff Sung, MD

Brett Bass

 

Contributors
Emma Mallonee, MPH
Sabrina Votava, LMHC
Casey Metzger 

Zach North

Erica Runge 

Jennifer Stuber , PhD

Kathleen Gilligan 

Rick Stevenson 

Brooks Callison 


Developers

Alan Gojdics, MEd

Melissa Farnum, MA

Diana Roll