Lethal Means Reduction: Strategies for Family Conversations and Action

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $12.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. This course is a record presentation for NAPNAP's 2024 National Conference. 

Rates of self-inflicted harm and suicidal thoughts are rising in children and adolescents, with the choice of lethal methods significantly affecting outcomes. This presentation aims to equip pediatric-focused APRNs with actionable toolkits for reducing lethal methods, combining evidence-based approaches with collective expertise. It covers common youth suicide methods, initiating discussions on limiting access to such means and forming partnerships with public health, law enforcement and businesses for safer storage promotion.

This archived presentation from our 2024 national conference is available as part of a bundle of courses recorded during our 2024 conference in Denver, CO. Purchase the conference bundle to be enrolled in the full library of 2024 conference sessions, and earn up to 27 NAPNAP Contact Hours, 5.5 Pharmacology,1.25 Psychopharmacology and 2.5 Controlled Substance. 

This continuing education activity is offered at a member-only discounted rate of $199, a cost-savings of more than $60. Non-members may purchase this bundle for $500. Great news - You can join NAPNAP before purchasing to save more than $300. To see the complete listing of courses included in the 2024 conference bundle, click here.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live session from NAPNAP 2024 national conference in Denver, CO. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the most common means of attempting suicide used by children and youth in the U.S., and those most likely to result in death by suicide

Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to navigate difficult conversations with families surrounding lethal means reduction to build confidence and efficacy during clinical encounters

Introduce potential local partnerships with public health organizations, law enforcement agencies, and businesses to promote safe storage, including both in-home solutions and out-of-home options

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Shawna Sisler, PhD, MS, MA, MAPP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Jennifer Hamilton, APRN, DNP, CPNP-PC

There are no disclosures to report

The authors would like to acknowledge the exemplary work our NAPNAP Vulnerable Youth Partners Taskforce –Alliance for Youth Suicide Prevention (AYSP) with a special shout-out to Dr. Naomi Schapiro.


Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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