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Collaborative Safety Planning for Older Adults | South Central MIRECC

Older Veteran reviewing paperwork with family 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.

  • Increases the quality of safety plans and the likelihood that they will be understood and used by Veterans
  • Includes video that gives overview of safety planning and how to use the manual
  • Published 2016

This product is a best practice.


Developed By

Manual: Elizabeth C. Conti, PhD, Clifton (Brent) Arnspiger, LCSW, Jessica Urlarte, DrPH, Cynthia Kraus- Schuman, PhD, and Michelle Batiste, MSN, RN. Video: Dr. Conti and Rhonda London, DNP.

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Use of these Materials and Finding VA Health Care

Please note that the health care information provided in these materials is for educational purposes only. It does not replace the role of a medical practitioner for advice on care and treatment. If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the VA Facilities Locator & Directory. This page may contain links that will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

Last updated: December 14, 2023