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Suicide Prevention Among Our Youth

  • Friday, February 24, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Presenter: Kathleen Sarmiento, DSW, lmft

THIS IS A ZOOM EVENT - Registration will close 48 hours before presentation.
Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Registrants must attend full 2 hours to receive 2 CEs..

The purpose of this course is to provide health and mental health professionals with an appreciation of the impact of depression and suicide on patient health as well as the skills necessary to identify and intervene for patients at risk for suicide while applying cultural competency.

Descriptive Narrative:

General education goals are to offer professional growth, broaden knowledge, and greater clinical skills on suicide intervention and prevention among our youth. This course will provide mental health clinicians the knowledge and skills to intervene and support patients at risk for suicidal ideation, as well as treatment modalities that may be used in the clinical setting.


1. Identify three warning signs of imminent suicide and the importance of lethal means
2. Describe the process of assessment and determination of level of risk for suicide
3. Describe the management and treatment modalities that may be used for persons at risk of suicide
4. Name four key components of an effective suicide prevention plan

About the presenter:

Dr. Sarmiento obtained her Doctorate of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sarmiento is a licensed mental health clinician and focuses on ensuring healthy development for all youth.  She served as a co-chair for the Riverside County Suicide Prevention Coalition for 2 years.  She currently volunteers on a CAMFT committee and is a CEPA Certified trainer through CAMFT.  She is also an ASIST Trainer and has been passionately working in the Mental Health field for over 12 years.  She has extensive experience working with at-risk adolescents, couples, and families, crisis intervention, LGBTQ youth, and trauma.  Dr. Sarmiento created and oversees a Peer Counseling program called S.U.P.E.R. Peer Counseling Program™.  This program was created as a school -based program designed to empower youth to help and support their fellow classmates.  It is aimed at decreasing suicide attempts and deaths, decreasing the stigma around mental illness within the education system, and creating a culture of connectedness on campus.

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, AND/or LEPs. IE-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Provider # 62278

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