Risk Assessment for Transitional Aged Youth
Time & Location
About the Event
Dr. Lauren Szyper
The focus of this training is to assess risk (harm to self, harm to others, and child abuse) and warning signs of potential risk among transitional aged youth. Clinical intervention, safety planning, and mandated reporting will be reviewed.
- Participants will learn how to assess for danger to self through a suicide assessment and self-harm assessment
- Participants will learn how to assess for danger to others
- Participants will learn how to assess for potential child abuse
- Participants will learn how to create a safety plan.
9:00 AM-9:10 AM Sign In, Overview of the agenda, Review of training goals and objectives
9:10 AM-10:30 AM Being aware of your own response to crisis, Distinguishing between risk and crisis, Examining vulnerability among TAY, Assessing for danger to self, Conducting a basic suicide assessment, Conducting a more comprehensive suicide assessment, Risk prevention, and Safety planning
10:30 AM-10:45 AM: Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
10:45 AM-11:50 AM Assessing danger to others, Risk factors that lead to a greater likelihood of violent behavior, Risk prevention, Our role as mandated reporters, and Resources
11:50 AM-12:00 PM Opportunities for final questions, and Complete evaluations
12:00 PM: ADJOURNMENT
Meet Our Trainer
Dr. Lauren Szyper is a clinical psychologist who has worked with individuals, families, and groups for over 18 years. Her background involves working in community mental health and school-based settings serving predominantly diverse high-risk clientele including those in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Areas of specialty include working with mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma, and with the LGBTQ+ community. She is presently the Clinical Director for the SF Stress and Anxiety Center, has a Saturday private practice in Oakland, and is a clinical trainer.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.