Fri, Dec 10 | Online Event

Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

This course provided by Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW 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.
Addressing and Preventing Suicide with System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen

Training Description

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.

Learning Objective

  • Identify at least four signs of suicide risk in system involved youth they support;
  • Explain options for addressing suicidality in different situations when supporting system involved youth and their families or caregivers;
  • Learn at least three strategies for suicide prevention.

Agenda 

10:00 – 10:15 am  Introductions and Logistics

10:15 – 10:30am  Statistics and Definitions

10:30 – 11:15am  Causes of Suicide

11:15 – 11:30am  BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:30am – 1:00pm  Identifying Suicide Risk

1:00 – 1:30pm  LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:30 – 3:00pm  Intervening When A youth is Suicidal

3:00 – 3:15pm  BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

3:15 – 4:30pm  Suicidal Prevention

4:30 – 5:00pm  Addressing Vicarious Traumatization for those who support traumatized and suicidal youth

5pm  Adjourn

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.

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