Safety-A: TTU Risk Assessment Training

September 4, 2024


Primary care clinics are ideal settings to identify and intervene during acute periods of increased suicidal ideation, as youth are more connected to their healthcare home and can be more readily identified as in need of services (Van Cleave, et al. 2018, Cama, et al. 2020). In fact, primary care physicians evaluate 70% of adolescents each year (Newacheck et al., 1999), including 45% of adolescent suicide victims within one month before completed suicide (Luoma et al., 2002). Despite mandates for primary care providers to address emotional and behavioral health, they often lack the training and expertise required (Olson et al., 2001; Taliaferro et al., 2013). This risk assessment training will describe screening of suicidality for children and adolescents, so that providers can accurately detect suicidality and address as needed.


This activity is intended for Primary Care Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, and ther Healthcare Professionals


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Summarize the importance of universal screening among children and adolescents.
  • Apply appropriate triage guidelines to identify the risk level of youth.
  • Apply intervention methods for acute periods of increased suicidal ideation among children and adolescents in primary care settings.


Lecture, Simulation and Skill-based Training Workshop


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Course Director

Caitlin Pinciotti, PhD -

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Course Coordinator

Blake Upshaw -


This CME/CE activity is supported by an educational grant from the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) grant GR.10003338.002.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Social Work
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/04/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/04/2024 - 9:00am CDT
Houston, TX
United States


Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work

Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Continuing Professional Development (License Number 7270) is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This activity has been approved for 1.00 continuing education units.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Social Work
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