Suicide: Management and Employee Awareness and Protocol Skills for the Workplace
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  • Duration : 60 Minutes
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Jim Zalud is a 30-year teacher of verbal, non-verbal, and mnemonic skills. Jim has spoken to police departments, colleges, and corporations throughout America. He has completed Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Training, advanced Forensic Interviewing Training, and is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. He is also the Body Language Expert for the ABC Affiliate WTVO TV-17 in Rockford, Illinois. Jim is the co-author, along with Ann Bumbak, of the book: AUTISM for FIRST RESPONDERS and YOU.

1,000,000 people, around the world, commit suicide each year--Nearly 30,000 is Americans. On average, 1 person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Males make up 79% of suicides. Over 50% of all suicides are completed with a firearm. How many co-workers do you know that have: Talked about killing themselves; started to withdraw from fellow employees; increased the use of drugs or alcohol; just lost interest? Do you, as a manager/supervisor know how to approach this person? Would you know how to establish a rapport and engage in active listening? Do you know how to ask a direct question about their intentions? Do you know what you should NOT say? Your awareness and skills in conducting these activities may be the difference between life and death.

The suicide death of a co-worker, on-site or not, will have a profound effect on fellow employees. Is your firm ready to supply the support, grieving time, and perhaps counseling that will be required to deal with a major loss? Does your company have a protocol to facilitate such a horrific event? If the answer is NO, you have a big task ahead of you.
  • Reveal facts that will increase your knowledge and readiness to identify, process, and mitigate a suicide crisis in the workplace. Give you skills that may:
      1. Save you from misreading a critical life-and-death situation.
      2. Save you from losing your job because of negligence or dereliction of duties.
      3. Save your corporation from litigation, in the event your actions, or lack of actions, result in a lawsuit.
  • Give you a professional understanding of recognizing, resolving, and following up on an employee that is perceived to be suicidal or has committed suicide

Learning Objectives

  • Know the signals of an impending suicide
  • Know the recommended techniques for interviewing a crisis person
  • Know what NOT to say to a person in a suicidal crisis
  • Know the resources available to facilitate a resolution
  • Know what to do in the aftermath of a suicide in the workplace

Who Should Attend

  • Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Public Administrative Personnel
  • Educators, School Nurses, School Bus Drivers, and Crossing Guards
  • Doctors, Nurses, and Hospital Administrative Personnel
  • Business Executives, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Mall Executives, Store Managers, and Security Personnel
  • $200.00

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