This month we are especially focused on raising awareness of suicide prevention practices and working with our federal, state, jurisdiction, academic and healthcare partners, among others, to make progress on eliminating child and adolescent suicide and self-harm.
At the Safe States Alliance Conference last week, CSN presented on “Advancing Equity Through the Child Safety Learning Collaborative” and highlighted the progress Missouri has made in addressing suicide and self-harm prevention (SSHP). Supplementing the strong adolescent suicide prevention work occurring in the state, Missouri Department of Public Health is taking a quality improvement approach to develop and test a new mental health toolkit targeting parents and caregivers of youth who have been treated for suicidal ideation and/or attempted suicide.
We are pleased to share the below partner and CSN suicide prevention resources, along with other child safety research and events. Throughout this newsletter, you will continue to find resources from our CSN-A partners highlighted in purple.
Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
Children’s Safety Network Director