Suicide 101: Responding to Suicidal Ideation Among Survivors of Sexual Assault Overview

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What is Suicide 101: Responding to Suicidal Ideation Among Survivors of Sexual Assault?

Suicide 101: Responding to Suicidal Ideation Among Survivors of Sexual Assault is a self-guided, online, educational module for Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocates (VAs) to assist in their work when supporting survivors managing suicidal ideation.

Survivors of sexual assault are at greater risk for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. In their roles as sources of confidential support, SARCs and SAPR VAs are uniquely qualified to identify, assess, and support survivors of sexual assault who have suicidal ideation. This module explains how SARCs and SAPR VAs can leverage their existing skills, introduces tools for conducting a suicide risk assessment and identifying appropriate follow-up steps, as well as connecting survivors to long-term support resources for managing their suicidal ideation. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the connection between sexual assault, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts 
  • Apply existing skills to support survivors managing suicidal ideation 1 
  • Conduct an assessment to determine the level of risk related to suicidal ideation
  • Evaluate the result of the risk assessment to identify appropriate next steps 
  • Identify resources for long-term support

This module can be completed anonymously or for one hour of D-SAACP credit via the respective Get Started buttons above.

For more information on the background and development of this module, download the Information Paper.

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