Suicide is a leading cause of death in children and youth across North America, and the increased stress and social isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has likely done nothing but exacerbate this already global issue. Psychologists and other mental health professionals across North America, are asking themselves “What are the best-practices for assessment of suicide risk in children and youth?” And, “How can these approaches be translated into a tele-assessment delivery?”
Hear two esteemed experts discuss suicide risk assessment amidst these troubling times:
Dr. Lisa Horowitz, Staff Scientist and Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health and Topic Expert (Suicide Screening) for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Mr. Mike Velthuis Kroeze, Crisis Program Manager and Registered Social Worker at the Calgary Distress Centre.
This panel format session includes short lectures from the speakers, followed by a Q&A session. The webinar was held on November 9, 2020, and is approximately 2.5 hours without breaks, which have been removed from the video.
Participants in this workshop will develop a greater understanding of:
Recent epidemiological trends in child and youth suicidality in North America.
The ethical considerations when conducting virtual suicide risk assessments with children and youth.
Practical strategies for conducting virtual suicide risk assessments.
Advances in suicide screening and review of the freely available Ask Suicide Questionnaire (ASQ) and Brief Suicide Safety Assessment (BSSA).
The recently created COVID-19 Youth Suicide Risk Screening Pathway.
Earn 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Canadian Psychological Association for attending this event.
Build Great Teams is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Build Great Teams maintains responsibility for the program.
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