Event date: 9/23/2020 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Export event
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Recognizing and Responding to Youth Suicide Risk during COVID-19


The Connect Program: National Best Practices for Recognizing and Responding to Youth Suicide Risk during COVID-19

Presenter: Ann Duckless, MA: NAMI NH Community Educator and Prevention Specialist

3 Category A Clinical CEUs in Suicide Prevention approved by NASW NH. Approval #3729


Live webinar - two 10 minute breaks

Mental health providers are on the front lines of suicide prevention efforts, and may well encounter changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance misuse, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. The Connect Program is a unique community-based prevention training designed to increase the competence of mental health providers to promote suicide prevention, recognize individuals at risk, and respond to individuals who are thinking about or who have attempted suicide.


• Knowledge of National Best Practices for mental health providers in a variety of work settings regarding youth suicide prevention and crisis response related to suicidal behavior• Skills for intervening with adolescents at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate community resources and strategies• Insights into confidentiality requirements and communication with parents/guardians/family members or other support persons during crisis situations• Examination of the influence of electronic communication, including social networking, on suicide risk• Review of best practices concerning reducing access to lethal means, safe messaging, communication, and responding to media inquiries


Ann Duckless is the Community Educator and Prevention Specialist at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in New Hampshire. She brings 20 plus years of experience in substance use prevention and treatment to the Connect Suicide Prevention Program. Her work experiences include teaching elementary through college grade levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use-addictions, non-profit statewide community work in youth prevention programming, and extensive training expertise in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. Ms. Duckless also embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/ gender identity.

Workshop details

  • The workshop will begin at 8:30 am EST and we will have two 10 minute breaks
  • Please plan on joining 10 minutes before the start to ensure your technology is working
  • CEUs will be sent upon receipt of your completed evaluation
  • If you prefer to pay by check please send to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive #103, Concord, NH 03301
  • Questions? Email Lynn at lynncstanley@gmail.com
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