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Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention

What is suicide safety planning? Will I need to adapt the safety planning approach when working with young people? How do I help my adolescent clients and their family members develop an effective suicide safety plan? The Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s online course Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention answers these questions and more. Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention is a one-hour, self-paced online course designed for licensed health and behavioral health professionals and students in clinical training programs.

The course aims to develop participants’ knowledge and skills in using the Stanley-Brown Safety Planning Intervention, an evidence-based intervention developed by Dr. Barbara Stanley and Dr. Gregory Brown. Course participants will review the core elements of the Safety Planning Intervention, explore strategies for effective collaboration with young people and their family members, and consider ways to overcome common challenges to delivering the intervention with fidelity.