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Weaving Community Safety Nets for Youth

November 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT


About This Webinar

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents in the United States. Research indicates that adolescents in military families have higher rates of suicidal behaviors than their non-military peers. However, many suicides are preventable. We can intentionally build, mobilize, and maintain protective factors, recognize and respond to warning signs, and sustain a safety net of connection in our communities to better support military children, adolescents, and their families.

This webinar explores the who and how of building a safety net for youth who may be at risk for suicide. Discussions include thinking comprehensively about how communities can work collaboratively with military service providers and mental health services to support military youth and families. This presentation focuses on understanding the risk factors and warning signs, mobilizing protective factors in your community, and creating a collaborative support network. The presenter discusses key questions such as: Who is already involved? Who is appropriate to include? What is their role and readiness? Who can give consent? How do we get started?

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • List warning signs of suicide risk in youth
  • Discuss factors that are protective against suicide and how to mobilize them
  • Describe collaborative safety planning for a youth who is at risk for suicide
  • Identify steps toward building a collaborative network of supportive adults and services


Dr. Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth

Dr. Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth, licensed psychologist and highly experienced public speaker, is an expert in mental health promotion, suicide prevention and postvention, and behavioral health crisis care. Dr. Humphries-Wadsworth provides subject matter expertise to states and territories that are working to prevent suicide among military service members, veterans, and their families. She has over 25 years of clinical experience providing mental health services in remote, rural, and urban settings and has a deep commitment to improving outcomes for individuals with suicide risk and their families.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

The following CE credits are available for this session:

  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK* *Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on November 2, 2025. 
  • Case Managers: This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board-certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours. *Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on November 2, 2024. 
  • Certified Family Life Educators: This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credits for CFLEs. *Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on November 2, 2028. 
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide CE credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The webinar has been approved for a total of 1.5 CE contact hours, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics. *Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on November 2, 2025. 
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This webinar is approved for 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS. *Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on November 2, 2028. 
  • OneOp Certificates of Attendance are available for those interested in documenting additional professional development activities.

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This webinar is Part 1 of 2 with Dr. Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth. Watch the second webinar now, Afraid to Ask: Talking with Children About Suicide

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November 2, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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