FarmResponseĀ®

FarmResponseĀ®

AgriSafe

AgriSafe

Program Type

Education/Training

Cost

Yes, under $500

Evidence Type

Empirically Defined Evidence

Strategy

Promote connectedness, Strengthen access and delivery of suicide care, Lessen harms and prevent future risk, Create protective environments

Program or Intervention Summary

According to the latest CDC data for suicide rates by occupation, agriculture ranks as some of the highest among all occupations. FarmResponseĀ® is a 3.5 CE training module developed to improve cultural sensitivity and understanding the stressors impacting agricultural producers, workers, and their families. The course addresses farm and ranching cultural awareness, financial stress, land ownership, legacy issues, substance use, risk for suicide and the work of agriculture.

Intended Audience
The training is appropriate for a wide range of health professionals including but not limited to crisis hotline, emergency, primary, Ā acute care, and behavioral health. This knowledge is critical for a healthcare professional to effectively care for a farmerā€™s total health.

Content Expertise
The on-demand content was developed in Articulate, an award-winning interactive virtual training product that meets the needs of e-learners. FarmResponse is housed on AgriSafeā€™s learning management system, known as AgriSafeā€™s Learning Lab. The chapter format allows the learner to complete the course in chapter stages to meet the busy healthcare professionalsā€™ time constraints.

Learner benefits include:

  • Continuing education credits provided for Physicians, Nursing (RN, LPS), Social Work (LSW), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Audiology (ABA), Physician (CME credit), Industrial Hygiene (CIH), Certified Public Health Professional (CPH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Licensed Professional Counselors.
  • Electronic virtual badge for use on professional signature line and marketing materials.
  • Free membership in AgriSafeā€™s FarmResponse Provider directory, a public facing database of FarmResponse providers that provide direct behavioral health care or referrals. Professional Directory – Find Professionals – Farmer Mental Health Provider Directory (agrisafe.org)

AgriSafe has secured funding for supported seats (at no cost) across numerous states. Please visit https://www.agrisafe.org/courses/farm-response/ to explore if you qualify for a free seat ($150 value) for FarmResponse training.

Program or Intervention Summary

According to the latest CDC data for suicide rates by occupation, agriculture ranks as some of the highest among all occupations. FarmResponseĀ® is a 3.5 CE training module developed to improve cultural sensitivity and understanding the stressors impacting agricultural producers, workers, and their families. The course addresses farm and ranching cultural awareness, financial stress, land ownership, legacy issues, substance use, risk for suicide and the work of agriculture.

Intended Audience
The training is appropriate for a wide range of health professionals including but not limited to crisis hotline, emergency, primary, Ā acute care, and behavioral health. This knowledge is critical for a healthcare professional to effectively care for a farmerā€™s total health.

Content Expertise
The on-demand content was developed in Articulate, an award-winning interactive virtual training product that meets the needs of e-learners. FarmResponse is housed on AgriSafeā€™s learning management system, known as AgriSafeā€™s Learning Lab. The chapter format allows the learner to complete the course in chapter stages to meet the busy healthcare professionalsā€™ time constraints.

Learner benefits include:

  • Continuing education credits provided for Physicians, Nursing (RN, LPS), Social Work (LSW), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Audiology (ABA), Physician (CME credit), Industrial Hygiene (CIH), Certified Public Health Professional (CPH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Licensed Professional Counselors.
  • Electronic virtual badge for use on professional signature line and marketing materials.
  • Free membership in AgriSafeā€™s FarmResponse Provider directory, a public facing database of FarmResponse providers that provide direct behavioral health care or referrals. Professional Directory – Find Professionals – Farmer Mental Health Provider Directory (agrisafe.org)

AgriSafe has secured funding for supported seats (at no cost) across numerous states. Please visit https://www.agrisafe.org/courses/farm-response/ to explore if you qualify for a free seat ($150 value) for FarmResponse training.

Type Education/Training
Setting Community, Health care facility, Mental health facility, Social Services or Public Health, Transition between settings (i.e., inpatient to outpatient or community)
People People who live in rural areas, Medical professionals (i.e. physicians, dentists), Mental health professionals (i.e. therapists, social workers), People in particular occupations, Other
Prevention Level Promotion, Prevention, Treatment Care
Languages English
Study Method Mixed Methods
Implementer Requirement Mental health providers, Medical providers (e.g. physicians, nurses), Other
Training Requirement Yes
Delivery Options Virtual
Topics Reduce risk factors, Promote protective factors, Improve community factors, Improve suicide care (postvention), Improve healthcare system quality, Improve communication about suicide, Improve provider attitudes, knowledge, skills

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