August 14, 2020

Research Into Action Webinar: Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – CADCA presented the latest installment of its Research Into Action webinar series on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2 pm EST featuring Dr. Cheryl King discussing her recent article, “Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research”, which was published in Current Opinion in Psychology in 2018. Dr. King discussed her and her colleagues’ article’s findings regarding best practices in adolescent suicide prevention. The article highlights research regarding two strategies: creating protective environments and identifying and supporting youth at risk for suicide. Dr. King also discussed these two strategies and how coalitions can prevent suicide among youth in their communities.
Additional Resources:
  • University of Michigan Youth and Young Adult Depression and Suicide Prevention – Check out this webpage for more information about Dr. Cheryl King’s work and additional adolescent suicide prevention resources
  • Youth Suicide Warning Signs – This website provides resources for parents, gatekeepers, and healthcare professionals
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center – This organization provides a wide variety of resources and information about evidence-based prevention
  • Mental Health First Aid – The National Council for Behavioral Health provides mental health first aid courses to help community members recognize warning signs and direct individuals to mental health services
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – This organization also provides a wide variety of resources and has local chapters
  • The Columbia Lighthouse Project – This screening tool can be used to by anyone and the organization offers training in its use
  • CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – This free course trains mental health professionals or others working with at-risk populations to conduct lethal means counseling 
  • Family Check-up – In her presentation, Dr. King mentioned this intervention for families of adolescents at risk of substance use or other behavior problems
  • American Association of Suicidology – The American Association of Suicidology provides facts and statistics including a map showing rates by state
About Research Into Action:
CADCA’s Evaluation and Research team invites you to join our bi-monthly webinar series Conversations: Putting Research into Action—the bridge between scholarly research and day-to-day coalition efforts. Throughout the year, we moderate live conversations with substance misuse prevention experts and participating coalition members. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and its implications for coalition work and ask pertinent questions of experts in their fields. Access the full Research Into Action playlist.
Please contact with any questions regarding this webinar series.
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