The C-SSRS is a suicidal ideation rating scale created by Columbia University to assess suicidality in people ages 12 and up. Utilizing simple "yes" or "no" questions, the test can accurately and quickly identify the level of ideation in individuals who are thinking about suicide. Multiple versions of the test exist, including a lifetime assessment, a screener version for first-responders, crisis-call settings, and ER situations, as well as a "since last visit" version to assess suicidality since the last time the patient has seen the professional.
The different versions of the C-SSRS can be downloaded for use here.
Founded in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is one of the largest private funders of suicide prevention research in the nation. One of their core strategies is educating professionals about cutting-edge suicide prevention information. To get involved or get more information, visit their website here.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is a federally supported research center that provides trainings, technical assistance, and educational materials to suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals. A list of their trainings and other educational resources for professionals can be found here.
CCSPC offers suicide prevention trainings free of charge to members of the community to help the community take on an active role in suicide prevention.
For more information about the various trainings we offer and upcoming dates, please see below. If you are interested in attending a training, please call one of the CCSPC contact people to request a training form.
To register: Please contact CCSPC to request a registration form. One will then be emailed to you.