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Collaborative Safety Planning for Older Adults | South Central MIRECC

Collaborative Safety Planning Manual

Collaborative Safety Planning for Older Adults

This brief manual is designed to be used by VA staff members. The manual is a collection of best practices and practical tips for safety planning, with a focus on issues that are common in older adult patients. The purpose of the collaborative approach is to increase the quality of safety plans and the likelihood that they will be understood and used by Veterans. This manual can be used on its own by staff who are familiar with safety planning. Ideally, staff would hold a training to discuss manual content, demonstrate techniques, and answer questions.

The manual is free to the public and can be downloaded below. Use our order form to receive a hard copy by mail. Email your order form to or fax to (713) 748-7359. Our complete inventory of products can be accessed on our clinical education products webpage. Join our email list to receive SC MIRECC updates.

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Last updated: December 17, 2017