Oct 5 2017: 8:30am–11:45am

Child and Adolescent Suicide Assessment and Treatment for At-Risk Youth

Medical Education, Mental Health and Behavioral Health

This presentation is an overview of brief suicide prevention interventions for adolescents and of evidence-based clinical treatment models, as well as an overview of a screening tool that can be used in a variety of practice settings. 


Karyn Horowitz, MD
Director of Outpatient Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services, Lifespan
Director, Outpatient Services at Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Leigh Reposa, LICSW
Program Manager, Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • recognize warning signs, protective factors, and risk factors for adolescent suicide
  • describe and learn about an adult (QPR) and a child (SOS) intervention for suicide and how to administer a suicide assessment tool (CSSRS)
  • recognize the evidence-based treatments for adolescent depression


  • Target audience: Psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses, certified counselors, speech-language and occupational therapists, teachers, milieu associates, and other professionals
  • Instructional level: Intermediate
  • 3 CE hours/credits available. (See below)

Registration Information

  • $59
  • Register online now or by phone at 401-432-1087.
  • Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 4

Register Online

Education Credits

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.             

Rhode Island Hospital designates these live activities for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs for these events have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work, designating this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.