Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an overview of suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth and includes a discussion of risk and protective factors that can increase or mitigate an individual’s level of risk.  Programs and practices that address treatment are examined, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy- Psychiatric, Safe Alternatives for Teens and Youth, Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Youth-Nominated Support Team-Version II.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Readings:  Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth Chapters 1 and 2

Find the reading at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/PEP20-06-01-002.pdf

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring treatment for suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth.

Learning Objectives:   Describe prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among youth. Describe risk and protective factors that potentially increase or mitigate an individual’s level of suicide risk.  Compare programs associated with treatments of suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth.

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1: Suicide attempts are significantly __________ among youth, compared to adults.
 
 
2: The National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health reveals that for the first _________ following a friend's death by suicide, peers experience heightened suicidal ideation and attempts, as well as higher rates of depression.
 
 
 
 
3: Exposure to suicide by a close friend, family member, or another person within one's social network is considered a significant suicide risk factor for individuals and communities.
 
 
4: The suicide death rate for adolescents and young adults has _____________ in the past two decades.
 
 
5: In all age groups, __________ have a higher suicide death rate.
 
 
6: Transgender youth are _________________ more likely to attempt suicide compared to their peers who exclusively identify as their sex assigned at birth.
 
 
 
 
7: Which of the following is not an individual-level risk factor?
 
 
 
 
8: Recent studies suggest that __________________ predict suicidal thoughts and behaviors more effectively.
 
 
9: Which of the following is not included as a protective factor that reduces risk for suicidal thoughts, attempts, and deaths?
 
 
 
 
10: Emotional pain is an example of an ___________ function.
 
 
11: Conflict with parents is an example of  an ____________ function.
 
 
12: Which of the following describes a personalized list of coping strategies developed by the individual and provider that the individual can use during times of increased suicide risk?
 
 
13: Dialectical Behavior Therapy was rated as having ______________ support for causal evidence.
 
 
 
14: DBT emphasizes the development of four skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and
 
 
 
 
15: Initial Attachment Based Family Therapy sessions focus on
 
 
16: Attachment-Based Family Therapy received a ____________ rating after undergoing the evidence review process.
 
 
 
17: Multisystemic Therapy Psychiatric (MST-Psych) is an intensive manualized treatment developed for youth aged 12 to 17 with serious _________ behavior.
 
 
 
 
18: MST-Psych received a ____________ rating after undergoing the evidence review process.
 
 
 
19: Which of the following is a psychoeducational social support program designed for adolescents hospitalized in a psychiatric unit who have recently reported a suicide attempt or serious suicidal ideation?
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.