Depression and Suicide in Children and Adolescents

Share This Event

*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

While clearly recognizing the seriousness of the topic, this workshop presents a hopeful and optimistic view of the current state of research and the progress being made in the area of suicide prevention and treatment.

The workshop will focus on the biological, environmental and cognitive contributors to depression and suicide in the young, and on the most relevant risk and protective factors for suicide. It will provide updates on research on depression and suicide risk. We look at both effective and ineffective efforts at prevention, short-term and long-term, including the effect of mass media coverage, religious prohibitions, educating the public, use of social media, limiting access to lethal methods and sites, telephone crisis “hotlines”, social connectedness, etc. We will discuss clinical treatment and standards of care. We will consider the profound impact of attempted and completed suicides on families, communities, and clinicians and provide guidelines for responding in the aftermath of a suicide.

This workshop will be a mix of lecture, video, interactive presentation and small group discussion and planning, enhanced by handouts and overhead visuals.

Faculty:
Jodi Flick, ACSW, MSW
Clinical Assistant Professor,
UNC-CH School of Social Work,
Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between UNC-CH, School of Social Work and the NCAHEC Program.

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.



Registering for and attending a Charlotte AHEC program authorizes Charlotte AHEC to take audio, video, and/or still images to be used for promotional and educational purposes. If you have concerns, please speak with a Charlotte AHEC team member.

Objectives

  • List at least five major indicators of childhood depression.
  • Describe and explain the incidence of youth suicide relative to other ages.
  • Explain how depression differs from grief or unhappiness.
  • List at least five risk and protective factors for youth suicide.
  • Describe the contributors to depression and their role in the disorder.
  • Describe at least five prevention efforts and their level of effectiveness.
  • List at least three resources for support/intervention for children and families and how to access them.
  • Describe three appropriate treatment options and their efficacy.
  • Describe an agency prevention and aftermath plan.
  • Discuss the impact of suicide and severe attempts on families and caregivers.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd, 704-512-6523

Sessions

Jul 14 - 26, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Jodi A Flick, ACSW, LCSW
Date(s)
Jul 14 - 26, 2021
Check-In Time
8:45 AM
Credit
4.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Jul 14, 2021
Time
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Fees
$65.00
Registration Fee (before July 7).
Credits
0.40
CEU
4.00
Contact Hours
4.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
4.00
NBCC Hours