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Adolescent & Youth Clinical Training for Suicide Prevention;

Screening & Management in Outpatient Settings

ACTS; Screening & Management in Outpatient Settings is a virtual training to increase the confidence and competence in the evaluation and management of youth and adolescent suicide risk for mental health practitioners. If you would like to apply to participate in the training, please complete the application form below. Registration is limited to 40 participants per training day. Must be currently licensed in New Jersey and treating youth under the age of 18. Must register by two weeks prior to desired training date to secure a spot in the training.

When and where is the training?

There are three ACTS training sessions available. All of these sessions will be conducted in-person at the specified locations below.


North Jersey ACTS Training Dates:

February 21, 2023 | Virtual

Via Zoom

March 13, 2023 | The Madison Hotel

1 Convent Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

Registration information to soon follow. Please email [email protected] to express interest in attending this session.

May 10, 2023 | The Madison Hotel

1 Convent Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

Registration information to soon follow. Please email [email protected] to express interest in attending this session.


Central Jersey ACTS Training Dates:

February 24, 2023 | Virtual

Via Zoom

March 15, 2023 | RWJBarnabus Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery

442 J-35, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Registration information to soon follow. Please email [email protected] to express interest in attending this session.

May 11, 2023 | RWJBarnabus Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery

442 J-35, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Registration information to soon follow. Please email [email protected] to express interest in attending this session.


South Jersey ACTS Training Dates:

February 27, 2023 | Virtual

Via Zoom

March 16, 2023 | Stockton University Hammonton Campus

30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Registration information to soon follow. Please email [email protected] to express interest in attending this session.

April 4, 2023 | Stockton University Hammonton Campus

30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Registration information to soon follow. Please email [email protected] to express interest in attending this session.

May 12, 2023 | Stockton University Hammonton Campus

30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Registration information to soon follow. Please email [email protected] to express interest in attending this session.


Will CEUs be available for this training?

This course, ACTS (Adolescent and Youth Clinical Training for Suicide Prevention): Screening and Management in Outpatient Settings, Approval #201112-15992, provided by Atlantic Health System is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Friday, January 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 6 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.

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


The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is providing Adolescent Clinical Training for Suicide Prevention (ACTS) through an appropriation of federal American Rescue Plan funds in partnership with NJ Department of Children and Families.