Behavioral Health Webinar Series

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- to 19-year-olds in the United States. While the rate of youth suicide continues to increase, how can primary care physicians help combat this major public health issue?

The Behavioral Health Webinar Series seeks to answer this important question. The webinar equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support at-risk patients.

Upcoming Topics

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12: Sleep-related disorders and educating parents on good sleep hygiene practices
  • Thursday, Oct. 11: Behavioral concerns; helping parents manage significant disruptive behaviors
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14: Anti-psychotic use and polypharmacy in children
  • Thursday, Dec. 13: Follow up on mood disorders and suicide screening implementation (medication management, successes/challenges with screening implementation, etc.)

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Screening for Suicide in Pediatric Primary Care Settings (Session 1)

Featuring John Ackerman, PhD, Center for Suicide Prevention and Research Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Jeff Bridge, PhD, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s

You will learn to:

  • Recognize prevalence, risk factors, and warning signs of youth suicidal behavior
  • Specify rationale for suicide-specific screening in pediatric primary care settings; and discuss barriers and opportunities.
  • Summarize the ASQ, a brief and effective suicide-screening tool that has been validated for use in a range of medical settings with youth.
  • Identify practical recommendations for implementation.

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Responding to a Positive Suicide Screen in Pediatric Primary Care Settings (Session 2)

Featuring John Ackerman, PhD, Center for Suicide Prevention and Research Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Jeff Bridge, PhD, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s

You will learn how to:

  • Administer the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) tool in the primary care setting
  • Successfully score the ASQ tool
  • Respond to a positive screen
  • Manage the follow-up care of high-risk patients

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