Suicide Prevention Training 2023

This program will focus on youth suicide. Topics include: a review of key statistics and demographics, risk factors that clinicians should look for and be aware of, specific ways that clinicians can prevent and intervene, and policies and resources within the context of school systems. Attendees will be presented with several discussion questions and real-life scenarios to consider based on the topics above.


Target Audience

Healthcare professionals, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, Licensed marriage and Family therapists, Behavioral Health School Educators. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe 2 demographical differences in suicidal behavior
  2. Identify 3 risk factors to suicidal behavior.
  3. Identify 1 key factor in preventing suicidal behavior.
  4. Identify how to locate their specific school district's 819 policy.
  5. List 1 "do" and 1 "don't" when a student discloses suicidal thoughts.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 APA
  • 1.50 Attendance
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Course expires: 

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the policy of Allegheny General Hospital, presenters must disclose all relevant financial relationships, which in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest, (e.g., ownership of stock, honorarium, or consulting fees).  Any identifiable conflicts will be resolved prior to the activity. Any such relationships will be disclosed to the learner prior to the presentation(s).

Jared Smith, M.Ed. has nothing to disclose. 

ACCME: Physicians (CME) Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

APA: Psychologists & Social Workers (APA) Allegheny Health Network is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny Health Network maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 APA
  • 1.50 Attendance


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