Safety Planning

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Safety Planning

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  • Introductory

  • Mental Health Literacy

  • 1hr

  • $15

The Safety Planning course is part of the Mental Health Ally Series and covers the topic of safety planning, for instances of intimate partner violence and suicidal ideation. Although Safety Planning is a standalone course, it is best taken after the Suicidal Behavior Competency course as it both furthers its content and offers practical ways to help others who are at risk for suicide. Completing the Safety Planning course will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. This course was created for those who want to help someone in their life who is in an abusive relationship, or who is experiencing suicidal ideation. Based on up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles, this course is full of learner focused activities, live-filmed videos and attractive animations.

NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe 3+ key considerations before developing an intimate partner violence safety plan & 2 factors in writing the safety plan including how roles differ & safety plan uniqueness. The description must include aspects of both emotional & physical safety.
  • Summarize suicide risk assessment including four questions that serve as a screener for identifying suicide risk. The summary must include one key consideration to developing a safety plan for suicide and four steps to include in writing the safety plan.

Course Overview


Mental Health Literacy

1 Hour

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Yes- Module 7 of 8 Modules for the Mental Health Ally Certification

Professionals and Allies

1 Module, 2 Live Intro and Outro videos, Knowledge check, 3 Animated videos

10 Companion videos on key mental health topics, 6 Text resources

3 Guest speaker sessions detailing lived experience testimonials

$15 for individual Module / $99 per year for entire 8 Module series

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