Youth Suicide Prevention Training

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In Search of a Safer World: How Can We Protect Our Youth from Gun Violence? presented by David A. Brent. M.D. Reviews the relationship between gun storage and availability and violent death in young people, including suicide, homicide and accidental death. Continuing education credits available.
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Youth Suicide: Facts and Myths or Youth Suicide: It is PREVENTABLE, presented by Matthew Wintersteen, Ph.D. You will be asked to sign in as a guest, and it will take a little time to download. Also, there are no Act 48 credits available for listening to the recording.

Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide PreventionThe Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative is pleased to partner with Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide  to offer Pennsylvania Act 48 credits for this free self-paced online course. Choose the “National” version of the training (second one on the page). The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs for teens, parents and educators. 
Pennsylvania school staff requiring Act 48 hours may submit the certificate of completion to or fax it to 717-783-4790 along with your Department of Education Professional ID number to receive credit for these hours.

Webinar: “Method Restriction: Primary Care and Public Health Approaches,” by Dr. David Brent, University of Pittsburgh
In this presentation, Dr. Brent addresses the relationship between method availability and suicide risk. A particular focus is on the impact of the change in the availability of methods on suicide rates at the population level.  Additionally, effects of counseling and patient education on reducing access to lethal means in a clinical setting are discussed.
Webinar, “Integrating Behavioral Health Services with Primary Care” 

On May 17, 2012, individuals involved with Pennsylvania’s Garrett Lee Smith grant project, “Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care,” presented a webinar, which was sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University. They discussed the Behavioral Health-Works program, a multi-faceted, system change approach which simultaneously focuses on mental health education for the Primary Care Provider (PCP), web based screening for suicide and other key behavioral health problems, and improving the process for referring youth to mental health services. Outcomes indicate increased rates of identification of at risk youth and greater satisfaction with the collaboration between these systems of care. The presentation will discuss these challenges, solutions, program components and outcomes.Watch the webinar and download the PowerPoint presentation

Training Resources from the 2011 Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium

Theme: “Linking Together a Chain of Care: The Pennsylvania Model of Youth Suicide Prevention”

Watch the morning session, featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion of the three-year Garrett Lee Smith grant project in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties and the beginning of a new grant project in eight additional counties in the Southeast and Southwest.

Handouts from morning sessions:
Update on Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Grant
Update from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

VIDEO: Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D.

 Part 1
    Part 2

Slideshow from symposium

Handouts from two afternoon sessions:
Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D.
Attachment-based Therapy for Youth Who Are Suicidal, by Guy Diamond, Ph.D.

Training Resources from the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Grant Project

Assessment and Clinical Management of Suicidal Youth, by David A. Brent, M.D., STAR-Center, Pittsburgh; Garrett Lee Smith Webinar, October 6, 2011. (Warning: the webinar may take awhile to load). Through the University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programming, we are pleased to be able to offer two hours of continuing education credits for this webcast (Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work).

Suicidal Risk in Adolescents: Assessment and Treatment, originally presented May 21, 2009 (sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics)

General Suicide Prevention Training Resources

Break Free from Depressiona four-session curriculum addressing adolescent depression. Listed in theBest Practices Registry of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Engaging Primary Care Providers in Suicide Prevention:  Webinar from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that promotes  improved suicide prevention in primary care provider offices by engaging the primary care sector in suicide prevention activities, integrating suicide prevention into primary care settings, and partnering with primary care without relying on suicide prevention grant funds. 

Adolescent Suicide Risk Assessment: Free online course available from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; discusses the roles clinicians have in the prevention of suicide and provides the needed skills to perform suicide risk assessments (scroll to link under “Mental Health”). This course was developed [in part] under grant number 1 SM058386-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS .

Suicide Prevention Online Training, Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Our mission is to train service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. All courses are available free of charge and can be completed at your own pace. Topics:
1. Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
2. Choosing and Implementing a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program
3. Locating, Understanding and Presenting Youth Suicide Data
4. Planning and Evaluation for Youth Suicide Prevention
5. The Research Evidence for Suicide as a Preventable Public Health Issue

Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center: For
administrators and staff who are responsible for creating and/or implementing suicide prevention policies within juvenile detention facilities, including state juvenile correctional administrators, facility directors, mental health directors, and training directors.

Bullying and Suicide Prevention, from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Many schools and communities are struggling to find effective ways to prevent both bullying and suicidal behavior among youth. This webinar provides the latest research and science on the relationship between bullying and suicide, outlines some of the shared risk and protective factors, and discusses the main principles of a comprehensive whole school approach to bullying prevention.Online Training from the American Association of Suicidology: For mental health clinicians interested in clinical skills for suicide prevention; access to a unique competency-based continuing education training program.

Online Workshops from the National Center for Suicide Prevention Training (NCSPT): In 2001, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center (HICRC) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) launched the NCSPT with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. NCSPT provides educational resources to help public officials, service providers, and community-based coalitions develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. Four self-paced online workshops are available, free of charge. Participants can receive continuing education credits awarded by several professional associations or certificates of completions. Registration information.

Comparison table of suicide prevention gatekeeper training programs
SPRC has released a revised and updated matrix of suicide prevention gatekeeper training programs. The matrix provides a comparison table of nine programs that are listed and described in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry. By reading the matrix online, viewers are able to click on the title of each program to read more information about it.

Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve YouthSuicide Prevention Resource Center (2010). Free workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Materials can be personalized to fit your context.

Webinars available from TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups, Columbia University (archived)

Webinars available from Well Aware, a comprehensive, multi-platform strategic communications program to help school leaders better understand the link between academic outcomes, emotional wellbeing of students and suicide prevention. Well Aware is a project of the PDV Foundation which seeks to advance suicide prevention through strategic communications.