Suicide Prevention, Assessment & Intervention

Practical Strategies for a Caring Community



New Creation Counseling Center is excited to announce this upcoming workshop, presented by nationally-renowned suicide experts Darcy and Paul Granello.



Friday, August 9th, 2019

9:00am - 4:15pm

Ginghamsburg Church

Tipp City Campus Worship Center

6759 S. Co. Rd. 25A

Tipp City, OH 45371




The workshop is open to the public.


If you are not getting CEUs from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, the fee is $10.


If you would like 6 CEUs from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, the fee is $70.



Here in the Miami Valley we are coming to grips with the painful reality of suicide and the threat it poses to our loved ones and to the people we serve.  No matter who we are - teachers, students, healthcare providers, pastors, friends, or family members, we see the increasing incidents of suicide, and sadly many of us have personally experienced the loss of someone to suicide.  We recognize the need to identify at-risk individuals and connect them with the right resources, but we can also feel ill-equipped to provide the necessary prevention, assessment, and intervention services that could save lives.
This workshop, presented by Ohio State University Professors Darcy and Paul Granello, will provide attendees with a clear and practical understanding of how to work with suicidal individuals in a variety of settings as well as practical steps for implementing prevention programming.  The morning session of the workshop will focus on training attendees in suicide risk factors, warning signs, and prevention strategies.  After a lunch provided by Ginghamsburg Church, the afternoon session will offer two separate tracks, one for mental health professionals and another for school personnel and lay helpers, with content catered to your particular level of training and expertise.  No matter your experience level or profession, the information provided by the Granellos can equip you with effective strategies for identifying and helping suicidal individuals.
We welcome you and anyone you would like to invite to what will surely be a powerful and memorable learning experience.  The Granellos are experts and thought leaders in the field of suicide assessment and prevention, and have been honored by the American Counseling Association for their work on the subject.  Don't miss this great opportunity.  Join us in taking a stand against suicide! 
Please click on the link below to register for this event!

Darcy and Paul Granello

Workshop Presenters

Darcy Haag Granello, Ph.D., LPCC-S, is a professor of Counseling Education at The Ohio State University.  She is Director of the OSU Suicide Prevention Program and Fellow of the American Counseling Association. 


 Paul F. Granello, Ph.D., LPCC-S CWC is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education at The Ohio State University.  He founded and directs the campus’ Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) lab.


The Granellos have published numerous books and articles on suicide and are amongst the most cited researchers on the subject.

Learn More About the Granellos!

Dr. Paul F. Granello

Dr. Darcy Haag Granello

Workshop Agenda


Morning Session: 9am - 12pm


The morning workshop will use the current research as well as the presenter’s own practice experience to help participants of all experience learn the basics of suicide risk and warning signs. Participants will gain a broad based understanding of the complexity of suicide and learn how to engage in prevention strategies and programs.



  • Overview of suicide
  • Understanding of risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors of suicide
  • Role of individual and group risk factors
  • Social and cultural factors associated with risk
  • Case study in small groups
  • Universal, selected, and indicated prevention and intervention protocol strategies



Lunch: 12pm - 1pm


During lunch attendees will hear presentations from area organizations who are working to combat suicide in the Miami Valley.



Afternoon Session: 1pm - 4:15pm (Participants choose to attend one of two tracks)



TRACK 1: Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention for Mental Health Clinicians 


The afternoon session is an advanced training for mental health professionals in any setting. Clinicians working with suicidal clients know that these are some of the most complex and challenging cases and that conducting accurate assessments and developing appropriate intervention strategies can be extremely difficult. Yet most mental health professionals receive very little training in suicide and much of the available training focuses heavily on theory with little practical application.


The presenters will provide concrete, practical information on suicide risk assessment and intervention. Participants will be given resources to conduct culturally and developmentally appropriate risk assessments. They will learn a 7 step model for intervention that includes specific and concrete strategies for implementation as well as intervention guidelines to coordinate strategies with treatment providers in the community for working with suicidal students, including reintegration strategies into the school after a hospitalization. Strategies for postvention that minimize contagion will also be included.




TRACK 2: Suicide Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel and Lay Helpers 


The good news is that with a few hours of training, we can help people recognize the risk factor for suicide, learn how to engage with empathy, practice ways to ask directly about suicide, learn methods to communicate hope, and give very clear methods for accessing resources. This training is intended for all school and community personnel. The presenters will teach a specific strategy for learning how to intervene that has the potential to save lives.




Each year in the United States, we lose over 45,000 lives to suicide, and more than 1.2 million people have a suicide attempt. Suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate for middle age and older adults, particularly among men. Increasingly, however, anyone who spends time with young people also understands the importance of recognizing the risk factors and warning signs for suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-24, and the leading cause of death for children ages 10-14. Suicide deaths, however, represent only the extreme end of the continuum. There are an estimated 5,240 suicide attempts each day by young people in grades 7-12. 


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