Managing Suicidal Ideation in Youth

Managing Suicidal Ideation in Youth

CE Credit

2 CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, & Certified Health Educators

Intended For

Mental health professionals


Recorded webinar - 2 hours

Program Description: 

Clinicians know all-too-well that suicidal ideation is commonplace in school-aged youth. It is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 12-18. There has been a significant rise in adolescent mental health hospitalization since the start of COVID-19.

Studies have found that adolescent suicidal ideation and attempts may be a reaction to stress or emotional distress and the current climate intensifies these emotions leading to suicidal ideation and attempts. Studies have also found that the rate for suicide attempts have increased for youth in Black, Latinx and Asian/Pacific Islander communities.

This intermediate-level workshop trains clinicians on how to integrate suicide assessments into their practice through a culturally affirming lens. We look at the process of hospitalization and alternatives to hospitalization, and discuss collaborative care with school staff, inpatient clinicians and families.

Clinical Objectives:

  • Identify the new levels of suicidal ideation in youth through a culturally affirming lens.
  • Conduct current step-by-step training on suicide assessment, hospitalization, reintegration post-hospitalization, and collaborative care with school staff, administration, inpatient clinicians and the family/guardians.
  • Normalize conversations about suicide assessment and risk to bring this into daily clinical practice with adolescent patients and families.

Event Details:

CE Information:  

  • 2 CEs: Approved for CE for Psychologists in all states and Social Workers in New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Many licensing boards accept CE from APA approved sponsors as well as for trainings approved by boards in other jurisdictions. Please review this chart to see if your state approves CE credit.
  • 2 CEs for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)


  • $50 – Individual with CE credit.
  • $35 – Non-CE Participants and Students.



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Presented by:

Jessica Chock-Goldman, DSW, LCSW

Dr. Jessica Chock-Goldman, DSW, LCSW, is the Director of Clinical Services/Social Worker at Bard High School Early College of Manhattan. She received her Doctorate in Social Welfare in Clinical Social Work from NYU School of Social Work focusing on restructuring how mental health and suicidal ideation are addressed within the Department of Education. She is an adjunct professor at NYU School of Social Work in the MSW and DSW programs, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and has taught numerous Continuing Education Workshops on Suicide Prevention and Intervention in Schools to MSW students and clinicians.

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“It was very informative and useful tools were presented.”
“The presentation was a helpful overview with specifics at each step – about how to identify and support teens with SI.”
“I thought it was a great discussion.”

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APA Approved Sponsor ImageThe Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, LLC, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0105. Ross Management Services, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0701 There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 


  • Jessica Chock-Goldman, DSW, LCSW

    Social Worker

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