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Webinar To Discuss Reducing the Risk of Suicide With Vulnerable Populations

February 17, 2014

NCYC logoOn February 26, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s National Center for Youth in Custody (NCYC) will present “Reducing the Risk of Suicide With Vulnerable Populations,” the second Webinar in the series “Improving Conditions of Confinement for Vulnerable Populations.” Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-18 and the leading cause of death for youth in confinement. Risk factors for suicidal thinking and behavior—much more common for youth in the juvenile justice system—include psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, physical abuse, neglect, and trauma. This Webinar will focus on methods for identifying risk for suicide among youth in custody and effective prevention and intervention strategies for responding to suicidal behaviors.

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Read about the Alliance for Suicide Prevention.