Thu, May 18|
Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth
This course provided by Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, meets the qualifications for 6 BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.
Time & Location
May 18, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
About the Event
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
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 with 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 of suicide risk and will discuss prevention strategies with system involved youth they currently support.
· Identify at least four signs of suicide risk within efforts to support system involved youth;
· Explain at least 2 options for addressing suicidality in different situations when supporting system involved youth and their families or caregivers;
· Acquire at least three strategies for suicide prevention.
9:30 – 9:45am Introductions and Logistics
9:45 – 10:00am Statistics and Definitions
10:00 – 10:15am Theories about Suicidal Behavior
10:15- 10:30am Protective Factors
10:30-10:45am Vulnerable Populations
10:45 – 11:00am BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
11:00 – 11:15am Risk Factors
11:15 – 11:30am Risk Factors case review exercise
11:30 – 11:45am Warning signs
11:45am -12pm Suicide assessment
12:00 – 12:15pm Tracking information gathered
12:15 -12:30pm Suicide assessment dyadic practice
12:30 – 1:00pm LUNCH (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
1:00 – 1:15pm Internet challenges
1:15 – 1:30pm Identifying risk level
1:30 – 1:45pm Impact of mental health treatment on attempts
1:45 – 2:00pm Intervening with suicidal clients
2:00 – 2:15pm Collaborative assessment and management
2:15 – 2:30pm Safety planning
2:30 – 2:45pm BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
2:45 – 3:00pm Post vent Strategies with families
3:00 – 3:15pm Specific types of strategies
3:15 – 3:30pm How children respond to grief
3:30 – 3:45pm Addressing grief and loss with children
3:45 – 4:00pm Legal and Ethical Issues
4:00 – 4:15pm Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue defined
4:15 -4:30pm Preventing/Addressing Vicarious Trauma
Meet Our Trainer
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. She has taught courses in DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, boundaries, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She has a private psychotherapy practice and is also the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.
This course meets the qualifications for (6.0) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.