From 2010-2020, the suicide rate for children younger than 15 doubled. For all ages, incarceration is a significant risk factor that increases the likelihood of suicide. As such, youth correctional facilities need to provide interventions for youth who are at high risk for suicide. This presentation will provide several models for completing an evidence-based suicide risk assessment with risk stratification suggestions and discuss the challenges in the resulting recommendations within a state-run juvenile correctional facility.
- Discuss the epidemiology of youth suicide over the last decade
- Describe several evidence-based suicide assessment models within a youth correctional facility
- List the 4 Ps of suicide risk among youth in the correctional system
Alex Karydi, PhD, LMFT, CAC, CASAC II, Education Development Center, Inc.