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Mon, Feb 06


Online Event

Risk Assessment for System Involved Transition Age Youth (TAY)

Dr. Lauren Szyper

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Risk Assessment for System Involved Transition Age Youth (TAY)
Risk Assessment for System Involved Transition Age Youth (TAY)

Time & Location

Feb 06, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Dr. Lauren Szyper

Training Description

This training focuses on how to effectively assess for risk with system involved transition age youth and respond quickly and effectively. Participants will learn how to conduct a brief and more extensive suicide assessment, assess for danger to others, as well as understand some of the risk factors specific to transition- age youth.

Learning Objectives

● Participants will acquire at least 1 skill for conducting short and comprehensive risk assessment measures on harm to self and others

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 common risk factors for TAY

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 strategies for effective risk management and prevention



   ● Sign in and review of logistics

   ● Introduction of the presenter

   ● Overview of training objectives

   ● Opportunity for participants to share areas they would like to be covered


   ● Risk versus crisis

   ● Risks among TAY

   ● Common factors linked to risk behaviors

   ● Assessing for harm to self

     ○ Warning signs

     ○ Differentiating between passive and active suicidal ideation

     ○ Brief suicide assessment

     ○ ASQ suicide risk assessment tool

     ○ Suicide assessment five step evaluation and triage (SAFE-T)

   ● Warning signs of harm to others

   ● Client history and risk assessment

9:40-9:55AM Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)


   ● Assessing for harm to others

     ○ Potential indictors for violent behavior

     ○ Tarasoff legislation

   ● Risk prevention

   ● Safety planning 

   ● Debriefing


   ● Review of resources

   ● Opportunity for final questions

   ● Completion of survey

   ● Sign out/Training ends

Meet Our Trainer(s)

Lauren Szyper holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.  She has worked full time in community mental health for about 15 years now, serving a diverse high-risk population overcoming challenges related to mental illness, addiction, homelessness, immigration status, and the like.  Lauren has worked with children, teens, adults, and seniors with complex trauma and have worked closely with the child welfare system.  She has facilitated clinical trainings for numerous years on topics ranging from crisis intervention and de-escalation, understanding the child welfare system, to trainings on professional boundaries, and working with the LGBTQ communities.

This course meets the qualifications for (1.75) 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.

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