Courses

Introduction to Suicide Assessment in the Outpatient Pediatric Primary Care Setting

Course Learning Objectives:

In this course you delve into risk factors and warning signs of suicide, implement screenings for suicide in the outpatient setting, assess risk for suicide in patients who screen positive for depression or suicide, develop a safety plan in those at risk for suicide...

Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Teens

In this presentation, Dr. Tina Goldstein and Kim Poling provide an overview of the prevalence and characteristics of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents, including the relationship between NSSI and suicide risk. Additionally, the presentation highlights...

Concussions, Depression, and Suicidal Risk: Assessment and Clinical Management

Post-concussive symptoms and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact adolescent mental health, including increasing risk for depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In this webinar Dr. Brent will discuss...

School and Community-Based Prevention Interventions to Prevent Adolescent Suicide

In this course, David Brent, MD discusses the efficacy of several school and community-based suicide prevention interventions for adolescents. Dr. Brent also reviews the research findings on gatekeeper education and training, as well as...

An Introduction to Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Suicidal Adolescents

In this course, Drs. Diamond and Levy, briefly provide an overview of the theoretical principles, clinical strategies, and research support for Attachment-Based Family Therapy. They will describe how attachment theory can inform...

Pharmacotherapy of Pediatric Anxiety and Depression

In this course, David Brent, MD, discusses approaches to the care of pediatric anxiety and depression, specifically focusing on pharmacotherapy. Presenter: David Brent, MD, Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, Academic Chief in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,...

Method Restriction: Primary Care and Public Health Approaches

In this course, Dr. Brent addresses the relationship between method availability and suicide risk. A particular focus is on the impact of the change in the availability of methods on suicide rates at the population level. Additionally, effects of counseling...

Assessment and Clinical Management of Suicidal Youth

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for U.S. adolescents.  In 2007, 14.5% of U.S. high school students reported seriously considering attempting suicide during the prior 12 months.  Suicide risk assessment is a procedure that requires consistent...

Clinical Approaches to Suicide Prevention for School Mental Health Professionals

Assessing youth at risk for suicide in the school setting is often very complex and labor intensive. Once a youth has been determined to be at increased risk for suicide, school policies and protocols often leave school counselors, social workers, and...

Developing Effective Safety Plans for Suicidal Youth

Suicidal thoughts may wax and wane in youth at increased risk for suicide. Many do not have strategies that can effectively reduce their risk for suicidal behavior once they begin to contemplate death. The safety plan intervention was developed as an...

Preventing Suicide Among Military Personnel and Veterans

Suicide remains elevated among military personnel and veterans. Research conducted over the past decade has revealed several promising new methods for improving suicide risk screening, assessment, and treatment in this community. Accumulating evidence...

Unlocking your Anti-Racist Mind and Suicide Prevention

In this presentation, Dr. Sean Joe will present considerations for unlocking your anti-racist mind and will discuss the history of human diversity science and the implications for using an equity lens in clinical and preventative interventions.  The presentation will highlight the...

Oh, and on Top of All of That…You Are Living Through a Pandemic!

This plenary session will focus on how complicated and pressure-filled taking care of others is when life is hard. Working in Higher Education is challenging on good days because the work involves people in so many life situations. This past year has added layers of grief...

Students’ Perspective of Learning Wellness and Resilience Skills

This presentation will discuss the acceptability and appropriateness of a wellness and resilience course designed to implement Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills to address emotional dysregulation and reduce the likelihood of suicidal behavior. This presentation will also provide...

Why People Die By Suicide

In his theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner proposes factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself.  He tests the theory against diverse facts taken...

Novel Approaches to the Assessment and Management of Suicidal Risk in Adolescents

Given the challenges of predicting and preventing suicide, researchers are looking for new ways to better assess and manage suicidal risk. In this talk, Dr. David Brent discusses a variety of newer approaches designed to help adolescents.

Adolescents and Young Adults and Suicidal Behavior: Effective Interventions to Prevent Suicidal Behavior

In this course, Dr. David Brent describes a number of school-based, family-based, and clinical focused interventions for preventing suicidal behavior in adolescents. He reviews the elements of successful interventions, as well as the steps for developing safety and treatment plans once...

Machine Learning, Electronic Health Records, and Suicide: Can We Predict and Prevent?

In this course, David Brent, MD discusses promising studies that use machine learning and natural language processing to potentially predict suicide risk. Given that this technology is still merely demonstrating proof of concept, Dr. Brent acknowledges some of the barriers that exist to...

Youth Suicide Prevention for Educators

The following classes are part of a larger course entitled, “Youth Suicide Prevention for Educators.” This 8-part course consists of 30-minute modules that satisfy the needs of Act 71 of 2014, requiring a minimum of four hours of training on suicide prevention every five years. This series was developed in collaboration with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. Each class within this larger course consists of a pre-quiz, video training module, and post-quiz. You may complete as many of the 8 classes as you would like. Each will show up on your Prevent Suicide PA Online Learning Center transcript. Additionally, if you complete all of the 8 classes, you may print a certificate indicating the number of hours completed to submit to your employer or school district.

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