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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name five theories regarding why an adolescent may choose suicide.
-Name three warning signs for teen suicide.
-Name three aspects of addressing thoughts and feelings with a suicidal teen client.
-Name four steps in a crisis intervention model for a suicidal teen client.
-Name six risk factors for teen suicide.
-Name the four psychosocial factors to be considered regarding adolescent suicide risk.
-Explain what are the factor accounts for the increased risk of suicide in gay adolescents.
-Explain what are the factors contribute to teen vulnerability regarding limited decision making skills, poor problem-solving abilities, and irrational decision making when overcome by stress, intense affect, or inescapable conflict.
-Explain what did Zayas propose about influencing factors in the suicidal behavior of adolescent Hispanic females, especially ethnic Puerto Rican females.
-Explain what are the factors in mother daughter relations have been linked to the suicide attempts of adolescent females.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."