Learn about Youth SAVE, our virtual youth suicide intervention training

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

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.

Sponsor Your Own Training

If your organization would like to sponsor a private Youth SAVE training, please contact Amber Ziring at amber.ziring@oraap.org.


Contact Tim Glascock at tglascock@aocmhp.org

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

Training Dates & Times

Youth SAVE provides 2 asynchronous webinars and 2 synchronous training sessions for a total of 9 hours of training. Upcoming Training Dates:

June 21 – 22, 2021

June 24 – 25, 2021

June 28 – 29, 2021

June 29 – 30, 2021


Oregon Pediatric Society

9155 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 933
Portland, OR 97225

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