Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm in Kids (1 CE)
Number of credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists and Counselors
Course By: Rachel Schoor, PhD
Content By: Stewart, S. L., Celebre, A., Hirdes, J. P., & Poss, J. W. (2020). Risk of Suicide and Self-harm in Kids: The Development of an Algorithm to Identify High-Risk Individuals Within the Children’s Mental Health System. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 51, 913-924. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-020-00968-9.
Course Description: Suicide is a major public health concern that has devastating long-term effects on both families and communities. It is the second leading cause of death among youth in Canada. Risk factors and features of suicidality in youth are different than those found in adults, hence the need to determine potential risk factors as well as develop decision-support tools to identify younger people at greater risk. Thus, the current study aimed to develop and evaluate a methodology for identifying youth at heightened risk for self-harm.
- Identify the current purpose and methods of the current study
- Identify at least 4 risk factors associated with self-harm and suicidality among youth
- Integrate the 3 study limitations with the identified areas of future research
- Read and understand Risk of Suicide and Self-harm in Kids: The Development of an Algorithm to Identify High-Risk Individuals Within the Children’s Mental Health System
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to self-harm in youth coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand how the RiSsk algorithm was developed, the strengths and weaknesses of the study, and how the algorithm might be used to improve the assessment of suicidality among youth
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|