Risk Management Strategies for Caregivers: Effective Ways to Address Lethal Means

Caregivers and parents of suicidal children/adolescents are often burdened with complex safety challenges. Potential stressors include childhood suicide prevention, psychiatric hospitalizations, parental vicarious traumatization, and daily behavioral challenges. Given these mounting stressors, a principal target of this training is to raise awareness around safety and stabilization. This training offers participants a brief introduction to suicidology in childhood including a review of current literature. Other related subtopics include ways to enhance safety planning, adopting a means reduction approach, and strategies to promote family stabilization.