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*This event is open to the public*

This is a live interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the workshop.


Presenter: Janel Cubbage currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Equity at the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV). Janel began her career providing case management and care coordination to adjudicated youth where she encountered firsthand the deleterious effects of gun violence.


CEUs/Category: 3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs


Course Description: Structural, interpersonal, and internalized racism are contributors to suicide risk, but are absent from literature and research within the field of suicide prevention. Racism has long been ignored as a critical contributing factor to suicidal ideation, attempts, and deaths. Interpersonal racism can be postulated as a risk factor for suicide through the framework of Joiner’s Interpersonal Theory of Suicide as well as other theories of suicide. Critiques of the suicidology field and future directions will be shared to broaden the participant’s understanding of suicide and its prevention in the context of racism.


Instructional Level: Intermediate


Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:

1.  Identify at least two theories of suicide and suicide risk.

2.  Explain how structural, interpersonal, and internalized racism contribute to suicide risk.

3.  Differentiate between structural, interpersonal, and internalized racism.


Target Populations:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Faith leaders
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical and medical staff
  • Direct support professionals
  • Other community service providers
  • Speech/Physical/Occupational therapists
  • Students/trainees



Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to social workers and licensed psychologists. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines. No conflicts have been identified (this includes commercial support and research grants/funding). The registration fees include: $55 registration fee will be charged for professionals, $15 registration for parents/caregivers/individuals with disabilities, and $10 for students/trainees workshop registrations.


There is no processing fee required for payment by check. Apply promo code "PAYBYCHECK” at checkout. All checks must be received five business days prior to the training. If you are paying by check, please write the date of the session on the memo line. For example: "SLS June 28" 


Make check payable to: Kennedy Krieger Institute (In note section write "MCDD SLS June 28")


Mail check to: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Attn: MCDD Training Program, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244


Kennedy Krieger Institute Employees:  If your department will be covering the cost of the training, please enter your budget code when prompted. Enter promo code "KKISTAFF" at checkout. Your total will go to $0.00 so that payment can be received via interdepartmental budget transfer.


Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by e-mail  seven business days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter.


Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, we will refund the registration fee only and not additional costs associated with attending the workshop. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.