This is an 8-hour course broken down into two (4-hour) modules consisting of 11 individual lessons.
This course will provide a general understanding about a death by suicide, more specifically, suicide among law enforcement personnel. This course is designed to guide learners through a step-by-step process of developing a psychological autopsy. This will include a final written product that outlines in-depth the life and circumstances that ultimately resulted in death. We will never fully know everything about a death by suicide, as anyone involved usually has pieces of this dynamic puzzle. Some will have more pieces than others, which is why understanding a suicide death in its entirety can be time-consuming and difficult. However, this process will provide a clearer picture of the final months, weeks, days, and hours in the individuals life. It will also provide insight into areas needing further examination and investigation.
Short video vignettes are provided in each lesson to help learners see the process and protocols first-hand.
Instructor-led course runs Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 from 10am-2pm CST.