Exploring Suicide Risk among Youth Involved with the Justice and/or Child Protective Services Systems June 30, 2022
In this TRANSFORM Webinar, Kristen Quinlan, Ph.D., and Alexandra Karydi, Ph.D., LMFT, CAC, CASAC II will discuss suicide risk among those engaged with youth-serving state systems, like juvenile justice and child protective services. Dr. Quinlan will address what we know about suicide morbidity and mortality rates among this population, along with data and system limitations that inhibit our ability to use data to fully understand and address risk. Using a socioecological model, Dr. Karydi will discuss factors at the individual, family, community, and societal levels that either contribute to, or mitigate, risk among this population. Together, Drs. Quinlan and Karydi will provide concrete examples of policy and other system-level changes that would better support youth at risk, along with real-world examples of programs and strategies with demonstrated efficacy for changing suicide risk among youth engaged in state systems.