Teen Suicide Prevention: The TLC Program for Students and Gatekeepers

11/4/2021 - 11/4/2021
12:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Recorded Webinar, Sponsored y Jewish Family Services, no cost; 2.00 CE clock hours, Recorded Webinar

Teen Life Counts (TLC) is a free suicide prevention program for students in grades 7-12, the Gatekeepers they interact with, and the Mental Health Providers charged with their care. We are dedicated to ensuring that our program meeting the most current guidelines set out by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). We are committed to providing safe and effective messaging about suicide prevention to the students, staff, and practitioners we serve.

 This workshop is the first step in bringing TLC to your students. School Mental Health Professionals must attend this program in order to become familiar with TLC’s approach to the material. Participants will discuss signs of suicidal ideation as well as potential responses on a clinical and community level.

 What contact information should be included on the calendar entry for questions concerning the workshop?

__504-831-8475 jfs@jfsneworleans.org 

The presenter is Ashleigh Hite, LMSW

To register:  email laurenj@jfsneworleans.org 




Introduction Teen Life Counts (TLC)


Teen Suicide: Why Present to Teens and Gatekeepers?


Teen Suicide: Louisiana Statistics and Trends


Safety Planning for Teen Suicide: School/ Agency Policy


Safety Planning for Teen Suicide: Clinical Assessment


Safety Planning for Teen Suicide: Clinician Self-Awareness



Learning Objectives


After the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the magnitude of suicide evidenced by recent data from the CDC & AAS
  • Discuss current, statistical trends of teen suicide on a national level
  • Understand the role of agencies and schools in suicide prevention and discuss policy recommendations aligned with AAS guidelines
  • Identify common warning signs that could indicate suicidal ideation
  • Understand the role of risk factors, protective factors in suicide assessment
  • Understand case conception using a holistic model and micro, mezzo, and macro factors that shape the case
  • Create a safety plan with clients to prevent suicide and suicide behaviors
  • Discuss the importance of clinician self-awareness and self-care in aiding suicide prevention


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