Moving Toward Upstream Prevention: Comprehensive Approaches to Address Youth Suicide

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which contains 0.25 pharmacology content. . 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. 

Alarmed about increasing numbers of young people contemplating or attempting suicide? Need to expand your knowledge of youth suicidality? This session will provide an overview of the epidemiology of youth suicide,  and present evidenced-based approaches to preventing this tragic loss of young life. Related health equity and social determinant of health issues, including lethal means reduction will be discussed. The session will also introduce the  Alliance to Prevent Youth Suicide, a new  five year initiative supported by NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth. Attendees of this session will leave with increased knowledge, tools and resources to assist in addressing this critical issue.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0.25 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Describe the incidence and trajectory of youth suicide in the United States before and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Identify validated screening tools to identify youth at risk for suicide.
• Differentiate youth populations at higher risk for suicide.
• Identify four evidence-based interventions to increase resilience in children.

Course summary
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Laura F. Searcy, MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC
Laura Searcy is a veteran PNP and passionate advocate for child health and wellbeing. She is a past chair of NAPNAP’s Health Policy Committee from 2014-2016, 2016-2017 NAPNAP past president and past founding board member of NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth. Ms. Searcy was selected as an AANP Fellow in 2018. She is an experienced public speaker, and frequently consults with a variety of local and governmental agencies in the areas of youth tobacco and substance use prevention, adverse childhood experiences and youth suicide prevention. She is a sources of strength youth suicide prevention trainer and a champion for one of NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth’s new focus populations, children at risk for suicide. Ms. Searcy has extensive non-profit board experience, including serving three terms as an elected member of the Cobb County (Georgia) Board of Education.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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