This teaching note argues the need for enhanced suicide assessment and intervention training for MSW students preparing for rural social work practice. A detailed outline of a suicide elective course is presented, addressing rural specific challenges. After course completion, students (N = 49) reported feeling better prepared to work with suicidal clients and better able to conduct an accurate assessment and suggest appropriate interventions.
Quest, Aisling Del and Nedegaard, Randall
"Teaching MSW Students Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention in Rural Areas,"
Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal: Vol. 10:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crsw/vol10/iss1/11