Assessment and Treatment of Youth Suicidality

On September 11, 2020 sobering statistics were published on suicide rates in the United States. The suicide rate among persons aged 10–24 was statistically stable from 2000 to 2007 and then increased 57.4% between 2007 and 2018.

This gradual rise in suicide rates in children and young adults is not isolated to the USA. It is a problem worldwide. Faced with a national crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen rising rates of anxiety, depression and emotional lability even in very small children. We will discuss strategies to assess, prevent and manage suicidality.

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • physicians
  • nurse practitioners
  • physician assistants
  • nurses
  • psychologists
  • social workers

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of assessment of suicidal ideation within the pediatric population
  • Utilize ability to manage risk of suicide in children and young adults
  • Use appropriate and effective language to be used when discussing suicidal ideation and behaviors in different age groups.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 LMHC

    MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 1.00.

    This program has been approved for 1.00 CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors MaMHCA.

    Authorization number:

  • 1.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 90336

  • 1.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Course opens: 
03/30/2021
Course expires: 
05/31/2021
Rating: 
0

Presentation of the epidemiology of suicidality among youth - 20mins
Discussion of screening tools and more in -depth assessment - 20 mins
Management of suicidality - 20mins

Speaker(s)

Michael Visconti, LMHC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 LMHC

    MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 1.00.

    This program has been approved for 1.00 CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors MaMHCA.

    Authorization number:

  • 1.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 90336

  • 1.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

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