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




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

About the Presenter

Presenter, Avi Kriechman's headshotAvi Kriechman, 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:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NASW-NWCounselors & Social Worker1.5
CHWCommunity Health Workers1.5
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1.5

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.


Jun 10 2020


10:00 am - 11:45 am




(505) 266-3451