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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults in the United States, and reducing suicide ideation, attempts, and completions is a key public health target. This brief, intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH), summarizes survey results of a large community-based sample of adolescents that addressed the role of family factors in depression and suicidality. Additional characteristics associated with suicide risks are discussed as well as survey methods, results, and conclusions.
CE Course Objectives
1. Discuss the components of current models of suicide prevention and intervention.
2. Identify risk and protective factors for adolescent depression and suicidal behaviors.
3. Summarize survey results exploring the role of family factors in adolescent depression and suicidality, including objectives, methods, and results.
4. Analyze how gender impacts depression and suicidality among young people.
5. Describe strengths and weaknesses of the survey, as well as its clinical implications.
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