Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth
Time & Location
About the Event
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.
- Identify at least four signs of suicide risk in foster youth they support;
- Explain options for addressing suicidality in different situations when supporting foster youth and their families or caregivers;
- Learn at least three strategies for suicide prevention.
10:00am – 10:15am Introductions and Logistics
10:15am – 10:30am Statistics and Definitions
10:30am – 11:15am Causes of Suicide
11:15am – 11:30am BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:30am – 1:00pm Identifying Suicide Risk
1:00pm – 1:30pm LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Intervening When A youth is Suicidal
3:00pm – 3:15pm BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
3:15pm – 4:30pm Suicidal Prevention
4:30pm – 5:00pm Addressing Vicarious Traumatization for those who support traumatized and suicidal youth
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 CEUs 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.