Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth
Time & Location
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 in system involved families and foster youth. In this class participant 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 review their case load for sign and symptoms of suicide risk and will discuss prevention strategies for their cases.
- Identify at least four signs of suicide risk in foster youth with whom they work;
- Explain options for addressing suicidality in different situation when working with foster youth and their families or caregivers;
- Utilize at least three strategies for suicide prevention.
9:30am – 9:45am Introductions and Logistics
9:45 am – 10:00am Statistics and Definitions
10:00am – 10:45am Causes of Suicide
10:45am – 11:00am BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:00am – 12:30pm Identifying Suicide Risk
12:30pm – 1:00pm LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Intervening When A youth is Suicidal
2:30pm – 2:45pm BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:45pm – 4:00pm Suicidal Prevention
4:00pm – 4:30pm Addressing Vicarious Traumatization for Providers working with 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.