Supporting At-Risk Youth: Assessing and Creating a Safety Plan for Suicidal Youth During a Pandemic

 

 

 

Session Description

Learn how best to support youth at risk for suicidality and self-harm utilizing tools that (1) identify suicide risk, (2) aid in the determination of whether or not assessment for inpatient treatment is needed, (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) manages referrals in a way that reconnects youth to family, school, and community.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Specify and apply an evidence-based instrument to identify youth at risk for suicide.
     #2 Specify and apply an evidence-based instrument to create a safety plan for youth at risk for suicide.
    #3 Specify and apply an evidence-based instrument to reduce access to lethal means that can be used in a variety of settings.

About the Presenters

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.

 

Laura Rombach, 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.

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.

Date

Sep 17 2020
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Cost

Free
Category
H2T365

Organizer

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