Risk Assessment and Crisis Intervention in a Time of Telehealth

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. engage in evidence-based therapeutic practices for working with at-risk youth through school-based telehealth.
  2. recognize factors and symptoms that are associated with increased risk of harm to self or others over telehealth.
  3. engage in ongoing risk assessment, including specific safety protocols and guidelines over telehealth.

Description

With rising rates of depression and anxiety during COVID-19, school-related mental health providers need to employ special considerations when working with youth deemed at-risk for harm to self or others through a telehealth service delivery model. This presentation overviews the objectives of risk assessment, including specific safety protocols and guidelines, recognition of risk factors, the role of parent/caregiver involvement, and evidence-based practices for working with at-risk youth through school-based telehealth.

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Presenter(s)

Melissa L. Holland, California State Universi
Lauren C. Morelli, CSUS
Zainab Khan, CSUS

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