October 30, 2020

Youth SAVE

Youth Suicide Assessment in Virtual Environments (Youth SAVE) is created through a partnership with Oregon Pediatric Society, Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Program, and Oregon Health Authority.  Youth SAVE is designed for mental health professionals who work with children and youth. Participants should have an advanced level of education, skill, and/or experience in mental health with children and youth and are currently working with this population. With a focus on equity and anti-racism, participants will be equipped with tools and skills to assess, intervene, and safety plan in a virtual environment while working with a young person thinking of suicide. 



• Understand and identify needs, impact factors, resiliency, and challenges related to suicide among youth
• Understand and identify needs, protocols, and tools related to suicide among youth in virtual environments
• Conduct suicide assessment and intervention with youth in virtual settings
• Identify and understand resilience factors for youth and incorporate them into a collaborative safety plan
• Identify and connect to local resources for support with suicide prevention with youth
• Understand and apply an equity lens to suicide prevention with youth in virtual settings

This FREE training is offered as a mixed content format totaling 9 hours of content.  There are two 1-hour self-paced webinars, one before and one after the live sessions. The live virtual sessions are both 3.5 hours on consecutive days (the afternoon of day one and the following morning of day two).  Here is the format for the training:

  • 1-hour Foundational Webinar to be complete before the first session
  • Live Virtual Session day one from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Live Virtual Session day two from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • 1-hour Implementation Webinar to be complete within 7 days of the live sessions

** Pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers for 8 continuing education credits

If you are interested in the training or would like
to learn more about Youth SAVE, contact:

Tim Glascock, MPH
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
Office: 503-399-7201