Courses

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...

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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