Chenango County Suicide Prevention Coalition 


“To increase awareness and mobilize the community for suicide prevention”



Resources for Professionals


Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

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.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Connect Suicide Prevention Project

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 Connect Program is a nationally recognized suicide prevention training and education program approved by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Suicide Prevention Resource Center. The Connect Program emphasizes a public health socio-ecological approach that addresses not only prevention, but postvention (promoting healing and reducing risk after a suicide) as well.  More information about the program can be located here.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998, the Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youths ages 13-24. The Trevor Project offers online and in-office trainings for professionals as well as college campuses. More information regarding the Trevor Project's resources and education sessions can be found here.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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.

safeTALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) is a half-day training designed to prepare participants to identify people with suicidal thoughts, and connect them to the appropriate resources.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two day training designed to help prepare participants to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. 

Upcoming Trainings:

Dates:  TBA

Location: TBA

Time:  TBA

To register: Please contact CCSPC to request a registration form. One will then be emailed to you.