At-Risk & Addiction: Considerations for Suicide Assessment and Safety Planning

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*


The likelihood of professionals encountering substance use and suicidal ideation in their practice is high for populations suffering from mental illness. Assessment tools, clinical steps taken, and documentation of efforts as a helping professional are vital to the well-being of both client and clinician during times of high stress.

This webinar will identify and discuss risk factors when assessing for suicide as well as safety planning needs that could increase safety in response to emotional escalation, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.

This webinar will introduce participants to the Community Assessment and Coordination of Safety (CACS) web application including risk assessment, resources, and safety plan template.

Khara Croswhaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) serving young adults in Denver, Colorado. Khara is the owner of Crosswaite Counseling, PLLC a group private practice serving Medicaid clients in the Denver Metro area. Khara values working with diverse clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, poor self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship/family conflict and is trained in EMDR to support her clients with various trauma.

In addition to the practice, Khara enjoys her roles as a clinical supervisor in Denver, workshop facilitator for Mental Health Professionals, blogger, and educator as an Adjunct Faculty at Red Rocks Community College and Johnson & Wales University!