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Youth SAVE

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Youth SAVE

Youth SAVE (Suicide Assessment in Various Environments) was developed by the Oregon Pediatric Society in conjunction with the Oregon Health Authority and the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs. The training is delivered virtually and is designed to empower and equip school- and community-based mental health providers to assess and intervene with youth who have thoughts of suicide, both virtually and in person.

Participants are eligible to receive 7.25 CEUs through the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss and center the Youth SAVE Equity Framework and apply this lens to suicide prevention and intervention with youth
  • Create effective suicide assessment and intervention strategies when serving youth in virtual, in-person, or hybrid settings
  • Identify resiliency factors for youth and incorporate them into a collaborative safety plan
  • Identify and connect youth and families to local resources.

How is Youth SAVE formatted?

The training includes 7 hours of synchronous learning and 2 hours of asynchronous learning, all delivered virtually.

Intended Audience:

• Youth-serving professionals with behavioral health background or experience
• Professionals who must meet Adi’s Act/SB 52 requirements
• Professionals who need intervention-level training
• Professionals who serve youth virtually, in-person, or in a hybrid format

How is Youth SAVE unique?

• Youth-specific
• Offered virtually, which reduces costs and travel time, and allows participants to learn alongside other professionals from across the state
• Designed for those who don’t need the entry-level information offered in other intervention training programs
• Encourages learners to analyze current suicide intervention policies and procedures in their professional settings
• Provides evidence-based suggestions for relational, equity-focused, and youth-centric policies

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