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Public Health Approaches to Suicide Prevention: Working with Military Service Members

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

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About This Webinar

Active-duty suicide rates have gradually been on the rise since 2011 (DoD, 2023). Through this webinar, learn how to implement evidence-based public health approaches to suicide prevention. Specific focuses include how service providers can screen for suicide risk and align service delivery for military-connected adults.

Join this webinar to review the connection between anxiety, depression, and suicide risk, and join Dr. Keita Franklin, Co-Director of the Columbia Lighthouse Project, as she discusses best practices for engaging with individuals who are struggling. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Utilize the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale to screen for suicide risk
  2. Understand the full spectrum of public health approaches for saving lives
  3. Determine the connection between anxiety and depression and suicide risk
  4. Understand the evidence-based approaches for engaging with military-connected adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression.


Dr. Keita Franklin

Dr. Franklin is an accomplished senior executive widely credited with revolutionizing several large-scale, national public health systems. She has focused her expertise on key wellness areas including suicide prevention, mental health, and substance abuse. Dr. Franklin has spent her 25-year career driving complex organizational and policy change in the federal sector before recently transitioning to the private sector. She has served as a senior executive in both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs, where she was the principal advisor on all matters related to suicide prevention. As a national leader in suicide prevention, Dr. Franklin was responsible for leading a multi-disciplined team of experts in the advancement of evidence-based prevention practices for over three million active-duty members, 20 million veterans, and their families.

Dr. Franklin currently leads the mental health work within the Deloitte Government and Public Health Sector where she is engaged across all federal health accounts as well as serves as the Co-Director of the Columbia Lighthouse Project. She also serves on numerous Boards and is an advocate for military communities. 

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

The following CE credits will be submitted for this session:

  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program is approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide CE credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The webinar has been approved for 1.5 CE contact hours, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on March 21, 2026. 
  • Case Managers: This program is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board-certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on March 21, 2025.  
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE): This program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credits for CFLEs. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on March 21, 2029. 
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This webinar offers 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on March 21, 2029. 
  • Domestic Abuse Victim Advocates: This webinar has been accepted for 1.5 continuing education hours for National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) Credentialing. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit will close on March 21, 2029. 
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on March 21, 2026. 
  • OneOp Certificates of Attendance are available for documenting additional professional development activities.

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March 21
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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Webinar ID: 8730 3676 067
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