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Youth Suicide Assessment

In Virtual Environments

Youth SAVE equips school- and community-based mental health professionals with the tools to virtually assess for — and intervene with — youth who have thoughts of suicide.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify needs, impact factors and resiliency factors
  • Identify and analyze needs, protocols, and tools related to suicide intervention with youth in virtual and in-person environments
  • Conduct suicide assessment and intervention with youth in virtual and in-person settings
  • Identify resiliency factors for youth and incorporate them into a collaborative safety plan
  • Identify and connect to local resources
  • Apply an equity lens to suicide prevention and intervention with youth

 The National Association of Social Workers has approved this activity for 7.25 continuing education credits.

How is Youth SAVE formatted?

The training includes 7 hours of synchronous learning and 2 hours of asynchronous learning, all delivered virtually.

Who should register for Youth SAVE?

• Youth-serving professionals with behavioral health background or experience
• Professionals who must meet Adi’s Act/SB 52 requirements
• Professionals who need intervention-level training
• Professionals who serve youth virtually and in-person

How is Youth SAVE unique?

• Youth-specific
• Offered virtually, which reduces costs and travel time, and allows participants to learn alongside other professionals from across the state
• Designed for those who don’t need the entry-level information offered in other intervention training programs, significantly reducing training time
• Encourages learners to analyze current suicide intervention policies and procedures in their professional settings
• Provides evidence-based suggestions for relational, equity-focused, and youth-centric policies

I serve youth in-person. Why take Youth SAVE?

While the training is framed for virtual environments, the skills are also applicable for in-person situations. Additionally, some young people may be more comfortable using technology to disclose personal information. For example, one of the Youth SAVE trainers sat at a table with a teen and used text messaging for the entire intervention, because that’s how he felt most at ease.


Request a Youth SAVE Training

See the Youth SAVE Trainer Directory to inquire about coordinating a training.

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