course »Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Date: 10/21/2021, 9:30 am—4:30 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 6
Location: DISTANCE LEARNING
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Virtual Instructor Led Training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018 with a 1% increase per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2% per year from 2006 through 2018. A recent study showed the percentage of young adults, ages 18 to 24 who have increased their likelihood of seriously considering suicide went up from 10.7% to 25.5% since the pandemic began.

In this training, participants will learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, respond when there is suicide risk, and prevent suicide in system involved families and foster youth. In this training, participants will learn strategies to use with system involved youth who are suicidal through role play and case vignettes. They will also have the opportunity to determine signs and symptoms of suicide risk and will discuss prevention strategies with system involved youth they currently support.