Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Youth Suicide: Examining Pediatric OT Practitioner Knowledge, Comfort, and Training Needs
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Youth Suicide: Examining Pediatric OT Practitioner Knowledge, Comfort, and Training Needs
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505106. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3001
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505106. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3001
Abstract

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