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Suicide Prevention Programming for Children and Adolescents

Apr 12, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

Join us for this LIVE WEBINAR on May 11th, 8:30am-12:45pm. This 4 hour presentation will review concepts and programs for suicide prevention for children and adolescents. According to recent national data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), almost 32% of high school teens experienced “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” and 17% reported having “serious suicidal thoughts” during the previous 12 months. Though only a small percentage of teens reported making a suicide attempt requiring medical intervention during the previous year (2.4%), undetected or untreated sadness, hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts can fester.

Registration Fee: $40
(This program is offered at a reduced
registration fee through support from Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services.)
Faculty Speaker: Kurt D Michael, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University

 

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Objectives

  • Summarize the epidemiology of suicide, including recent changes in rates.
  • Identify and access feasible resources and techniques related to suicide prevention grounded in science;
  • Identify the 4 key reasons that lethal “means matter.”
  • Summarize the key features of the CALM and CAMS programs and its practical implications for preventing suicide death among children and adolescents.
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Audience

This workshop will be beneficial to behavioral health and human service practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance use and addictions professionals, clinicians and all others interested in this topic.
 
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Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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