Date Presented 04/04/19
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to 24 in the US, and youth who receive OT services may be at risk. Yet, little is known about OT provider capabilities to identify and reduce suicide risk in pediatric clients. In this study, we surveyed pediatric OT providers about their knowledge, comfort, and training needs related to youth suicide. This information is necessary to inform steps to enhance the impact OT can make on the reduction of youth suicide.
Primary Author and Speaker: Anne Kirby
Contributing Authors: Alexandra Terrill, Jarrett Henderson