Clinical Approaches to Youth Suicide Screening and Brief Intervention

November 3, 2021 (8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Dr. Matthew Wintersteen

Clinicians across multiple levels of care have a responsibility to assess for suicide risk and provide intervention to youth who are at increased risk. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss approaches to collecting valid data, conducting a thorough suicide risk assessment, and providing brief intervention for youth at risk for suicide. Special emphasis will be placed on developing effective safety plans.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Name the warning signs for youth suicide.
  2. Describe an evidence‐based approach to suicide risk assessment and how to collecting valid data on suicide risk.
  3. Outline an evidence‐based safety plan for youth at risk for suicide.

Presenter: Matthew B. Wintersteen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Click here for more information about Dr. Wintersteen.