Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/103159
About the Course:
The present study evaluated sociodemographic and diagnostic predictors of suicidal ideation and attempts in a nationally representative sample of preadolescent youth enrolled in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Rates and predictors of psychiatric treatment utilization among suicidal youth also were examined. Eleven thousand eight hundred and seventy-five 9- and 10-year-old children residing in the United States were assessed. Children and their parents/guardians provided reports of children’s lifetime history of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and psychiatric disorders. Parents also reported on sociodemographic characteristics and mental health service utilization. In summary, suicidal ideation and attempts among preadolescent children are concerningly high and targeted assessment and preventative efforts are needed, especially for males, racial, ethnic, and sexual minority youth, and those youth experiencing comorbidity.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Prevalence and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in Preadolescent Children: A US Population-based Study created by Hannah R. Lawrence, Ph.D. , Taylor A. Burke, Ph.D. et al. in 2021.
Publication Date:Translational Psychiatry (2021) Sep 2021
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Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- List at least 3 variables associated with greater odds of suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts in preadolescent children.
- Recognize the mental health diagnoses associated with increased odds of suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts in preadolescent children.
- Discuss the variables associated with treatment utilization for preadolescent children with suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts.
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