The majority of available information on suicide and suicidal behavior in kids focuses on late childhood and adolescence. However, examining suicidal behaviors in school age children provides an opportunity to inform prevention and intervention programs for youth at high risk. Given the reported prevalence of suicide attempts and suicide deaths in this age group, 5 to 11 years old, it is imperative that mental health providers are informed and prepared to address suicide-related concerns to support young children and their families. This webinar will focus on suicide prevention among school age children and tips for clinicians.
The goals for this webinar are to:
Provide a brief overview on the prevalence of suicide and suicidal behavior in school age children
Review the available research and findings for this population
Highlight specific therapeutic models and intervention programs that may help clinicians support young children at-risk for suicide or feeling suicidal
Discuss implications for mental health practice with children and families