Linking Individuals Needing
Care (LINC)

Overview: A skills-based training focused on rapport-building strategies, screening and risk identification
skills using the Zero Suicide approach, recommendations for referral and linkage development, and steps for
collaborating with the system of care to keep individuals at risk for suicide safe.

Time: 8 Hours

Audience: Care Coordinators, Case Managers, and Health/Mental Health Professionals

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Training Objectives

  • Describe statistics and research that illuminates suicide as a public health concern that requires our attention and intervention in various settings, such as hospitals, primary care, and behavioral health clinics.
  • Understand risk factors that may lead someone to consider suicide.
  • Define care coordination for a person at risk of suicide.
  • Highlight the importance of follow-up and referral for individuals who leave crisis stabilization/inpatient hospitalization or otherwise disclose suicidal ideation.
  • Outline suicide clues, such as risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors.
  • Introduce the Zero Suicide initiative and research-based tools for screening and assessment.
  • Describe suicide risk assessment strategies in a LINC suicide care pathway.
  • Implement effective care monitoring strategies that close gaps in the system of care through intensive support and referral.
  • Discuss problem solving techniques to circumvent client barriers to treatment and recovery.
  • Provide tactics for networking and partnership building to tap into underutilized community resources.
  • Utilize therapeutic rapport building skills to engage individuals and their families.
  • Apply LINC Care Monitoring approach to real-life examples of adults at risk for suicide.

CEUs available to those licensed with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy
and Mental Health Counseling: Provider Number 50-12347, exp. 3/31/2025