Webinar on Suicide Prevention in Adolescents
The crisis of pediatric suicide in the United States isgrowing. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youths aged 10-24,with the fastest-growing rates among youth ages 10–14. Furthermore, the crisisis marked by significant racial disparities. However, primary care providers atschool-based and other health centers have a crucial opportunity to intervene,and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved recently developed a newpediatric suicide prevention toolkit for such providers.
In this webinar, drawing on the new publication and otherresources, presenters will provide an overview of the crisis and why providerscan play an important role in prevention, discuss common warning signs and riskfactors, and detail effective pediatric suicide prevention practices include screeningtools such as the PHQ-A and ASQ, as well as clinical pathways andevidence-based interventions.
1. Explain the crisis of pediatric suicide and whyprimary care providers, including those at school-based health centers, can playan important role in prevention.
2. Discuss common risk factors and warning signs.
3. Describe screening tools, clinical pathways, andevidence-based interventions for pediatric suicide prevention.
▪ Dr. Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Chief OperatingOfficer and Co-Founder of Concert Health, Co-Founder of Zero Overdose
▪ Dr. Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Staff Scientist andClinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health
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