Youth SAVE
(Suicide Assessment in Various Environments)

Youth SAVE is a virtual training designed to empower school staff and community-based professionals to effectively assess and intervene with youth and young adults experiencing thoughts of suicide.

There are four different modules below that offer population-specific training based on your work setting and the communities you serve:

Youth SAVE

Youth SAVE for Young Adults

Youth SAVE for ODHS Child Welfare

Youth SAVE for Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Applies an equity framework to suicide prevention and intervention and provides opportunities to reflect on identity, intersectionality, and bias with the hope of interrupting oppressive approaches to suicide prevention
  • Offers suicide assessment and intervention practices that are specifically geared toward youth and young adults
  • Encourages a young person’s autonomy and voice, while emphasizing resilience and empowering young people to seek and receive support on their terms
  • Provides tools and strategies for intentional, strength-based caregiver involvement as needed
  • Offers more advanced skill development for professionals who have already attended suicide gatekeeper training
  • Provides a person-centered and collaborative approach to safety planning, utilizing the Youth SAVE Safety Plan template
  • Encourages participants to analyze current policies and procedures in their professional settings to support stronger implementation of Youth SAVE skills
  • Occurs virtually, which increases accessibility and reduces staff travel costs and time
  • Allows participants to learn alongside other professionals who are located statewide
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  • The training includes 7 hours of synchronous learning and 2 hours of asynchronous learning, for a toal of 9 hours
  • Participants will engage with a 1-hour asynchronous webinar before Youth SAVE, which offers foundational knowledge about the Youth SAVE equity framework and the core tenets of Youth SAVE.
  • Participants are together on Zoom for two 3.5 hour synchronous sessions delivered in two half days.
  • Synchronous sessions are interactive and offer opportunities for practice and dialogue.
  • After completing the synchronous sessions, participants complete a 1-hour webinar which prompts intentional implementation of Youth SAVE in their unique settings.
Youth SAVE recognizes that there are benefits to using digital tools, such as texting, chatting, video conferencing, phone applications, or social media whether we are providing services to youth, families, or young adults in person or virtually. During the training, we will discuss making our services more accessible and person-centered to promote collaboration.

More Information

For information about Youth SAVE or to schedule a Youth SAVE training, contact Monica Parmley-Frutiger, Project Director, at monicap@reapusa.org.

Our team

Meet the Youth SAVE Team

Mark Jackson

REAP, Inc

Excutive director

Anderson DuBoise

REAP, Inc

Strategic Initiatives manager

Tatiana nguyen,MSW

REAP, Inc

Mental Health Counselor

Monica Parmley-Frutiger, MSW, LCSW

youth Save

Project director

DeShawn Williams, LCSW

Youth Save

Consultation

Tanisha Tate Woodson, PhD, MPH

Youth Save

Consultation

Amber Ziring, MSW, CSWA, MPH, IBCLC

Reap, Inc

Excutive director

TBD

Reap, Inc

Programs project coordinator

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Youth SAVE

Youth SAVE is a virtual training designed to empower school staff and community-based professionals to effectively assess and intervene with youth, ages 8-18, who are experiencing thoughts of suicide. The training includes 7 hours of synchronous learning and 2 hours of asynchronous learning. 

Learning Objectives

  • Apply an equity lens to suicide prevention and intervention with youth
  • Identify youth needs, impact factors, and resiliency factors
  • Conduct suicide assessment and intervention in person and while utilizing digital tools, such as texting, chatting, video conferencing, phone applications, or social media
  • Incorporate youth resiliency factors into a collaborative safety plan
  • Identify and analyze needs, protocols, and tools related to suicide intervention with youth in virtual and in-person environments
  • Identify and connect youth and families to local resources

Intended Audience

  • Youth-serving professionals in schools or community-based organizations
  • Youth-serving professionals seeking training in suicide assessment and intervention
  • K-12 schools who are creating comprehensive suicide prevention plans in accordance with Adi’s Act/Senate Bill 52 requirements
  • Professionals who serve youth virtually and in person

CEU’s

The National Association of Social Workers has approved this activity for 6.5 continuing education credits.

Questions

Contact Monica Parmley-Frutiger, Project Director, at monicap@reapusa.or

Youth SAVE for Young Adults

Youth SAVE for Young Adults is a virtual training designed to empower community-based and higher education professionals to effectively assess and intervene with young adults, ages 18-26, who have thoughts of suicide. The training includes 7 hours of synchronous learning and 2 hours of asynchronous learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply an equity lens to young adult suicide prevention and intervention, reflecting on how a young adult’s identity, setting, and strengths all relate to suicide prevention
  • Examine the processes and tools needed for evidence-based, adaptable, and relational interventions with young adults
  • Conduct suicide assessment and intervention with young adults
  • Co-create personalized safety plans with young adults
  • Identify local resources to support well-being for young adults

Intended Audience:

  • Professionals who serve young adults ages 18-26
  • Professionals seeking training in suicide assessment and intervention
  • Professionals who serve young adults virtually and in person

CEUs:

The National Association of Social Workers has approved this activity for 6.5 continuing education credits.

Questions:

Contact Monica Parmley-Frutiger, Project Director, at monicap@reapusa.org

Youth SAVE for ODHS Child Welfare

Youth SAVE for ODHS Child Welfare is a virtual training designed to empower child welfare staff in Oregon to effectively assess and intervene with youth experiencing thoughts of suicide. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply an equity lens to suicide prevention and intervention with youth
  • Identify youth needs, impact factors, and resiliency factors
  • Conduct suicide assessment and intervention in person and while utilizing digital tools, such as texting, chatting, video conferencing, phone applications, or social media
  • Incorporate youth resiliency factors into a collaborative safety plan
  • Identify and analyze needs, protocols, and tools related to suicide intervention with youth in virtual and in-person environments
  • Identify and connect youth and families to local resources

Intended Audience:

  • This training is only approved for staff who work with ODHS Child Welfare and is not available for participation by the general public.

CEUs:

  • The application for CEU’s is pending with The National Association of Social Workers.

Questions:

Contact Monica Parmley-Frutiger, Project Director, at monicap@reapusa.org

Youth SAVE for Primary Care

Youth SAVE for Primary Care will equip both medical and behavioral health providers with the skills to screen for and intervene with youth experiencing thoughts of suicide, both in person and via telemedicine.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply an equity lens to suicide prevention with youth
  • Identify needs, risks, resiliency factors, and challenges related to suicide among youth
  • Conduct suicide assessment and intervention with youth
  • Identify resiliency factors for youth, incorporating them into a collaborative safety plan
  • Identify needs, protocols, and tools related to suicide assessment and intervention among youth
  • Identify and connect to local resources for support with suicide prevention with youth

CME

This activity has been approved for up to 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM

Intended Audiance

Medical providers and clinic staff

Questions

Contact Information:  Oregon Pediatric Society at youth.save@oraap.org