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DHS Provider Q&A

Second Tuesday of each month, 11:30a–12:30p

Online: Zoom

Listen in as DHS leadership share important information with providers and respond to your questions live. Agenda includes updates in policy, practice and procurement and an opportunity for providers to share their feedback. Recordings of past meetings are available here.

Suicide Prevention State Plan 2022-2026

Recorded Webinar Here

Slides Here

Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in Utah and takes lives without regard to age, income, race, or gender. Established in 2012, the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is a public-private partnership of community members, suicide survivors, service providers, state and local government officials, researchers, and others dedicated to saving lives and advancing suicide prevention efforts in Utah. 

Every five years, the coalition releases an updated plan for preventing suicide in our state. In this webinar, we will review the newest iteration of the state plan, including: 

  • An outline of state level structure to support suicide prevention
  • How to address factors that impact suicide, substance use, violence, and other outcomes
  • How to work toward health equity and inclusion in suicide prevention
  • Specific strategies that the state and local communities and organizations can adopt in order to address these issues in their areas
Trauma Informed Approach Training


Free Online Training

The Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has a free webinar on the Trauma-Informed Approach along with other resources on trauma which are available to the public.  Locate the Trauma Informed Approach Training on their website.


Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

Free Online Training / CEUS available

CAMS is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. It is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across different treatment settings. The clinician and patient engage in a highly collaborative assessment and suicide-specific treatment planning process. CAMS is designed to form a strong clinical alliance while increasing patient motivation. To register, please email





(not sponsored by DHS)

Virtual Brief Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention

Monday, January 31 & Tuesday, February 1, 8:30a-4:30p

Live, Virtual Event 

This two-day workshop is geared towards mental health professionals seeking to acquire entry-level information and training on the assessment, management, and treatment of suicide risk among suicidal individuals. Practical strategies for effective treatment delivery are provided using case examples, role plays, and skills practice, which illustrate concepts and interventions. Participants will receive a copy of the BCBT manual for future use with patients. Registration costs ($10) are associated with shipping the manual. This program is approved by the Utah Chapter, National Association of Social Workers for 14 CEUs. Participants must attend both days in their entirety. Partial credit will not be provided.


NOJOS Case Management and Treatment Team Conference 

February 16-17


Topics will include updated current State of Utah and NOJOS treatment standards and philosophy; Healthy sexual development for kids; New screening tool for private providers/local mental health authorities.

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM-Utah) 

Free one-hour online course / Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Teaches you how to have effective and sensitive conversations with at-risk patients regarding their access to firearms and other highly fatal methods.