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Suicide Risk Assessment in Youth and Young Adults

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CE Credits: 3 Credits
Length: 3 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: STS Training Series
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Many acts of youth-perpetrated violence have been carried out by young men who were fundamentally suicidal. In many such cases, the suicidal risk of youth perpetrators is well-known to parents, teachers, administrators, law enforcement personnel, and mental health professionals, yet tragic outcomes still occur. This training will offer practical information on the assessment of suicide risk, the interplay between suicidal and homicidal behaviors and a full range of intervention strategies suitable to a variety of settings. Using a case study approach, this workshop will provide critical information about how suicidal youth think, feel, and behave. Contemporary issues such as the influence of media, the role of internet, and peer influences will also be considered. In summary, this training will enable you to better recognize who is at risk for suicide and what can realistically be done to intervene and save lives. NOTE: This training was filmed in front of a live audience at an event organized by Specialized Training Services.
Trainer Biography
David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. His research and writing in suicide has produced numerous publications including several books on the topic of suicide risk. As an internationally recognized suicidologist, Dr. Jobes has spoken to a broad range of audiences, is frequently interviewed in the media, and has testified before congress on the topic of youth suicide. He formerly served as President of the American Association of Suicidology and received that organization’s 1995 “Edwin Shneidman Award” in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research. As a board certified clinical psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology), Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical and forensic practice at the Washington Psychological Center, P.C.
Learning Objectives

This training is designed to help you:

  • Identify the main causes of suicidal ideation in youth
  • Describe the intervention process with a suicidal youth
  • List at least five risk factors known to contribute to suicide risk in youth
  • Demonstrate questions that help in the assessment process
  • Discuss effective interventions for suicidal young people

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