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Suicide Prevention: Implications for Practice and Policy - Cancelled

May 5, 2018 - Cancelled


9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Room 713 (7th Floor)


Working effectively with clients with suicidal ideation, including recognition of signs, follow up, supervision, talking to your colleagues about suicide; and implications for suicide prevention in various fields of practice. This course will cover but not be limited to the following:

  1. Why does talking about suicide engender anxiety for clients and practitioners? What holds us back from addressing it effectively?
  2. Definitions: Rates of death. Effect on specific populations. Risk factors.
  3. What are the fears? What are the what-ifs?
  4. Myth vs. Fact
  5. Triggers: for clients and for practitioners
  6. Assessment and follow up options
  7. Do’s and Don’ts
  8. What to ask, and how to create a safety plan.
  9. Resources and numbers to call.


Juli Kempner is a social worker, attorney, and nonprofit manager. Her work is motivated by a deep commitment to social justice and the inclusion of communities which have previously been underrepresented in leadership. She has served as a public interest lawyer in housing and disability rights, a social worker in behavioral health, and has over fifteen years in nonprofit management. She has worked in both Georgia and Florida, but the bulk of her career has been in New York. She holds a BA in Psychology from Cornell University, a JD from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work. Some specific highlights of her career include serving as the Director of Social Work for the Legal Aid Society (Criminal and Civil Practices), the Director of East Village Access (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services, or PROS), the Director of Legal and Advocacy Services for Disability Rights Florida, Inc., and as a Health Services Manager for Pinellas County (FL). Recently she served on the first Participatory Review Committee for the NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, a large fund housed and managed by the New York Women’s Foundation. In addition, she volunteers with several community based advocacy groups committed to ending mass incarceration. She is passionate about criminal justice and the effect of incarceration on impacted communities and our society as a whole. She is also interested in art as a vehicle for social change in all areas of systemic oppression.

Continuing Education Hours

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is a provider of social work continuing education hours, as approved by the New York State Education Department Board for Social Work.

Completion of these classes will result in the receipt of three (3) continuing education hours. CEHs are not awarded for partial completion of the class.

Class Fee

The price is below:

  • Fordham GSS Alumni: $95
  • Fordham GSS Students: $55
  • Fordham Current Field Instructors: $55
  • Other Students: $60
  • All others: $105

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Refunds and Cancellations

In the event that the class is cancelled, a full refund will be given.

Contact Us

Keila Zapata-Kelly, MSW, CASAC-T
Administrator of Continuing Education and Social Work Licensure