Overview: The 4 core components of the Community Assessment and Coordination of Safety (CACS) ® platform
Perform a thorough risk assessment
adapted from well known, evidenced-based suicide assessments
This risk assessment has been adapted from well known, evidenced-based suicide assessments including SAMHSA's SAFE-T assessment and The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) to support persons at risk of suicide. An algorithm is used to determine level of risk for consideration in next steps of safety and treatment planning.
Receive risk assessment results
and implications for next steps
Risk results reflect data entered when engaging a person at risk of suicide and should be considered a secondary tool to clinical judgment.
Connect individuals to valuable community resources.
In seconds, filter our database of over 1,000 resources by service type and location to get a list tailored to the person at risk
Resources reflect mental health support, hospitals, substance use programs, shelters, Medicaid providers and low-cost services state-wide. We initially collaborated with Colorado Crisis Services (formerly Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners) to maintain 1,020 resources reflecting current information with updates last on
Engage individuals in safety planning to support coordination and well-being
This safety plan template is a blending of a discharge summary from hospital level of care, crisis response, and SAMHSA's Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
"The CACS App it is a helpful tool that trains a clinician in conducting suicide assessments and is a great self-supervision tool." - Kat Middendall, LCSW, Director of A Peaceful Life Counseling Services, Lakewood, CO.