Coming Together to Create a System of Care for Youth at Risk for Suicide

 

 

 

Session Description

Our often under-resourced communities face an increase in youth suicidality and suicide, including suicide clusters and contagion. In this workshop, we describe and apply guidelines for conducting a needs assessment, identifying community stakeholders, and arranging for interdisciplinary multi-site collaborative consultations. Co-creating a template using evidence-based tools for the identification, assessment, safety planning, referral, case management, referral, and transition care for youth at risk of suicide at multiple points of entry will facilitate system-wide communication and ease the transition between different levels of care.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Describe key principles to best conduct a community-wide needs assessment for a community dealing with youth at risk for self-harm and suicide at multiple sites and points of service.
     #2 Summarize and apply key principles to best identify key stakeholders to be involved in co-creating a community-wide system of care for youth at risk for self-harm and suicide.
     #3 Identify evidence-based tools to identify, assess, manage, refer, and coordinate care for youth at risk for self-harm and suicide at multiple points of entry to facilitate system-wide communication and ease the transition between different levels of care.

About the Presenters

Laura Romback, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, UNM Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Laura Rombach, MA, LPCC, is a senior program therapist at the University of New Mexico. She currently the program manager for ASPYR coordinates and provides training in suicide prevention and behavioral health best practices throughout the state. She is the former project director for Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention Outreach and Networking (ACTION), a four-year SAMHSA grant at UNM. She is an independently licensed counselor with extensive experience in behavioral health program development, clinical services and childhood trauma and has worked in a variety of sites specializing in behavioral health care, family programs, adoption and foster care services, and youth residential settings.

Amanda Browne, Program Specialist, UNM Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Amanda Browne, LMSW, MPH is a program specialist at the University of New Mexico Division of Community Behavioral Health. She currently manages the youth council for ASPYR (Alliance-building for Suicide Prevention and Youth Resilience) and serves as a training coordinator for the Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research (C-BHTR). Prior to joining UNM, she served as a school-based therapist and has provided Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) for youth and families in Valencia and Bernalillo counties. Ms. Browne has diverse experience in violence prevention practice and programming in the U.S. and Latin America.

 

Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NASW-NWCounselors & Social Worker1
ENMU-RNurses1.2
CHWCommunity Health Workers1
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion.  As per board requirements, attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session.

Date

Jun 02 2020

Time

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Cost

FREE
H2T365

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H2T365
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(505) 266-3451
Email
H2T365@KessJones.com