Youth & Suicide (2-hr)

Youth & Suicide (2-hr)


Join us for a workshop on working with youth who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. This workshop will support you, the clinician, in feeling more confident as you assess for safety, and provide treatment. We will explore tips for working with youth using telehealth, in addition to assessment strategies.  The prevalence of suicidality in special populations and prevention responses to youth will be explored.  You will be sure to come away from this workshop with renewed confidence and competence in addressing this challenging issue.


Learning Objectives:

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to...

1. Name three telehealth treatment strategies for working effectively with youth contemplating suicide.

2. Identify three questions you need to be able to answer when completing an effective assessment with youth who are having thoughts of dying by suicide.

3. Describe three elements of effective treatment as identified in research of youth with thoughts of suicide.

4. Discuss at least three protective factors for youth who are having thoughts of suicide.


Program Facilitator:  Dawn “Rene” McCreary, Ed.S., LPC

Rene has been working with individuals and families with various mental health struggles for over three decades. Rene is an engaging trainer who has presented on numerous topics in a variety of settings, she has presented to therapists, school personnel, caregivers, and other professionals working with youth. Rene has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has provided supervision to hundreds of counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists. She worked as a trainer, consultant, and therapist with both the National Center for Trauma Based Disorders and Practical Parenting Partnerships.


Learning Level:  Basic to Intermediate


Target Audience:  This training is designed for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, marital and family therapists, psychologists, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses, and other health care professionals.


Continuing Education:  To obtain the certificate of completion for the 2 hours associated with this online recorded program, the participant will need to purchase the online training, view the entire video, review the provided resources and documents then email a completed post-test and optional evaluation to Participants passing the post-test with a minimum score of 70% will receive a certificate of completion.


Each program offered designates the number of clock hours. Be sure to check with your professional board as they will specify how many CE/CEU hours are equal to one clock hour (e.g., 1 CEU = 50 minutes).


The content of this event may meet requirements for continuing education for most national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Be sure to print the event description and submit with your certificate of attendance to your professional board for consideration. For rules governing continuing education, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards.


Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board does not require pre-approval of continuing education programs and does not offer an approval process for most professions. They will consider continuing education programs that cover content specific to each profession's practice, skills, ethics, and knowledge. Additional information is provided on their website under each profession, typically in the FAQ sections.


Missouri Division of Professional Registration does not require continuing education providers or programs to be approved prior to the event. They will accept continuing education that is relevant to each profession (i.e., for professional counselors content must be primarily related to counseling, for psychologists content must be mostly psychological, and so on). Additional information is provided on their website.

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