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(Services for Teens At Risk)

Assessment and Clinical Management
of Suicidal Youth

Broadcast Date:  October 6, 2011
Course Code: A057


David A. Brent, MD
Academic Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies

Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology and

Clinical and Translational Science

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Program Description:

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for U.S. adolescents.  In 2007, 14.5% of U.S. high school students reported seriously considering attempting suicide during the prior 12 months.  Suicide risk assessment is a procedure that requires consistent pathways of communication and maintenance of skills.  In behavioral health care and medical settings, suicide is a primary patient safety risk, thus strong processes and communication regarding suicide risk is essential.  Additionally, suicide risk assessment is a Joint Commission 2010 National Patient Safety Goal.  This webcast is designed to provide behavioral health and medical professionals with an opportunity to enhance their background knowledge in understanding suicide risk factors and behavior, improve their knowledge about suicide risk and protective factors, and build stronger skills for risk assessment and disposition planning.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss terminology and descriptive epidemiology of child and adolescent 
    suicidal behavior.
  2. Question key domains to assess suicidal risk
  3. Devise and implement safety planning and disposition

Target Audience:

All clinical and research professionals, students, and trainees, as well as interested family members and consumers

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0

CADC 2.0


CPRP 2.0

NBCC 2.0

PCHA 2.0


Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions,
please contact Maria Pena-Jordan at penajordanmi@upmc.edu


Acknowledgement: This presentation is funded under award 1 U79 SM58386 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government
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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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