School and Community-Based Prevention Interventions to Prevent Adolescent Suicide

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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 on various screening tools for adolescents. Dr. Brent concludes with recommendations for how prevention dollars may be best allocated. (Presented on January 7, 2016)

Presenter: David Brent, MD, Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, Academic Chief in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director, Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) Center

Course Length: 60 minutes credit

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to summarize the content and evidence for efficacy of various school-based suicide prevention programs.
  2. Participants will describe how school-based suicide prevention programs compare to other types of community programs that target risk and protective factors for adolescent suicide.
  3. Participants will be able to summarize how prevention dollars may be best allocated to impact rates of suicide and associated risk factors.

Course Evaluation: You will be prompted with a link to an online survey at the end of the course.

Course Achievement: No certificate will be available for this course. Completion for this course will, however, show up on the user’s transcript with any other courses that have been completed on the site.

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