JFS offers continued ed. course on preventing suicide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JFS MetroWest is offering a continuing education class, “Preventing Suicide in Adolescents and Young Adults,” on Friday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The program features speaker Suzanne A. Levy, co-developer and director of the attachment-based family therapy training program at Drexel University. The workshop will teach participants how to engage families when working with depressed or suicidal adolescents, recognize barriers to engaging families in treatment, identify and assess risk for suicide, distinguish between risk factors and warning signs, and review current models for conducting safety planning with suicidal youth.

The program is intended for, but not limited to social workers, mental health professionals, educators, school counselors, community leaders and professionals. School professionals will earn three personal development hours and social workers will earn three NJ NASW approved CEUs. Admission is charged. The program includes a breakfast, which adheres to dietary laws. Visit www.jfsmetrowest.org to learn more and to register.