• Engaging the Firearm Community in Suicide Prevention


Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

Engaging the Firearm Community in Suicide Prevention

APRIL 22, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Deadline for registration is April 21

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain P4 and chemical dependency counselors in domain C2.

Approved for 1.25 Continuing Education Hours

The session will provide information on reducing access to lethal means, especially firearms and how it is effective in preventing suicide. You’ll hear examples of ways these are being implemented in Ohio and beyond, along with tips for implementation. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Recognize the linkage between reducing access to lethal means and preventing suicide.
  2. Understand the importance of engaging the firearm community in this work.
  3. Be able to identify at least two ways that they could implement these initiatives in their communities.


  • 11:00am – Why Means Matter
  • 11:20am – Examples of Program Efforts
  • 11:50am – Tips for Implementation
  • 12:00pm – Q&A
  • 12:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Elaine Frank, MHS

CALM Program Director

Elaine Frank is an Injury Prevention and Public Health professional who has focused her recent work at the intersection of Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention. She is the co-developer of CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – and Co-chair of the NH Firearm Safety Coalition that created the Gun Shop Project and other efforts to engage the firearm community in preventing suicide.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Register For 4/22 Training Here

Deadline for registration is April 21

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068