Suicide Assessment & Discharge Planning for Youth at Risk During a Pandemic for Emergent & Urgent Care Providers




Session Description

Suicidal youth are at highest risk in the month following discharge from urgent, emergent, or inpatient care. Learn how best to support youth at risk for suicidality and self-harm utilizing tools that (1) identify suicide risk, (2) aid in determining need for inpatient treatment, (3) emphasize strengths, reasons for living, and resiliency, (4) collaboratively co-create a safety plan, (5) identifies and supports pre-existing coping skills and offers support for learning new ones, (6) reduces access to lethal means, and (7) facilitate discharge planning to reconnect youth at risk to family, school, and community.

Learning Objectives

About the Presenter 

Presenter, Avi Kriechman's headshotAvi Kriechman, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, UNM Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Avi Kriechman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Division of Community and Behavioral Health in the UNM HSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has provided strength-based care for children, youth, families, and communities for over 35 years.



Continuing Education

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

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.



Sep 10 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 am




(505) 266-3451