Youth Suicide: Awareness & Prevention

  • Youth Suicide: Awareness & Prevention

    One-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Suicide is a growing threat to our youth.  It is the third leading cause of death for those ages 10-24 in the US.  The suicide rate for youth has nearly tripled since the 1940's and continues to increase and impact younger and younger kids.  Anyone who has a relationship with a young person or those who work with children and teens need to be trained to understand the threat of suicide and the best ways to protect those in their care.  Our culture and the rapidly changing impact of social media are leveling new threats at young people daily. 


    What you will learn:


    • Review data about suicide in the US among children and teens
    • Explore cases of child and teen suicide to gain a better understanding of the factors involved
    • Discuss media and social media factors impacting the youth culture and suicide
    • Evaluate suicide risk factors and utilize tools available for prevention and intervention
    • Review plans for helping organizations respond to suicide effectively


    6 Contact Hours