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Adolescent & Youth Clinical Training for Suicide Prevention;

Screening & Management For College Counselors

What is the ACTS training?

ACTS; Screening & Management for College Counselors is a virtual training to increase the confidence and competence in the evaluation and management of youth and adolescent suicide risk for college counselors in New Jersey. If you would like to apply to participate in the training, please complete the application form below. Registration is limited to 40 participants. Must be currently working in a college in the state of New Jersey

When is the training?

There will be two sessions of this training available. Each session consists of 2 half-days of training, which participants must commit to attending both days. The dates and times for the training are:

Session #1:

Monday, June 20th and Tuesday, June 21st | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session #2:

Monday, June 27th and Tuesday, June 28th | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Will CEUs be available for this training?

CEUs are pending approval and will be updated as soon as more information is available. For any questions, please email [email protected].

What are the training objectives?

• Identify the 5 clinical competencies for assessing and managing suicide risk in youth
• Name at least 3 theoretical approaches to understanding suicide
• Name the 5 characteristics of suicide
• Identity a therapeutic intervention for each characteristic
• Name 3 reasons for using self-report assessment tools
• Describe the 3 levels of risk in the clinical screening pathway for risk
• Identify appropriate therapeutic intervention for each risk level
• Identify the components of a safety plan
• Identify at least 3 ways parents/guardians can support youth
• Complete a best practice case documentation

Where can I apply to participate?

If you are interested in participating in this pilot program and evaluation, apply for a spot in this training below. You will received a confirmation that your application has been received and is in review. We will make a determination and if we have an available spot for you, you will receive approval that you have been accepted into the training.

The Readiness to Stand United Against Youth Suicide: A New Jersey Public Health Community Initiative (New Jersey R2S Challenge) is funded by the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant through the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.