164 Scranton Carbondale Hwy
Archbald, PA 18403

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Suicide Assessment and Management

Session 1 of the Northeast PA AHEC Navigating Youth Behavior Virtual Lunch & Learn Series

Date: April 17, 2024

Speaker:Dr. James Waxmonsky Dr. James Waxmonsky is a graduate of Cornell University. He completed medical school and general psychiatry residency training at SUNY Buffalo and child fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Over the past 20 years, he has worked in academics, clinical, and research. He has published over 90 peer reviewed articles or book chapters and supported over 40 different research trials for medication. He has received several awards and honors throughout his career, most recently AACAP Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder for best paper in the field of ADHD published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been invited to present at numerous symposiums and lectures, most recently at the American Academy of Pediatrics on the topic of ‘Setting up Behavioral health Collaborative Care in Pediatric Primary Care.’ He is currently the Division Chief of Child Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hershey Medical Center, the University Chair in Child Psychiatry at Penn State and Professor of Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. He also serves as a regional medical director for Pennsylvania’s Child Psychiatry Access Program where he leads efforts to support primary care providers in behavioral health management.

Learning Objectives:
Learn current evidence based on methods for screening for suicidal ideation in patients age 10+
Identify risk factors for self-harm and suicide attempts
Develop competency in creating safety plans in age 10+

Practice GAP: How to manage in a primary care setting, the dramatic rise in suicidal ideation and self-harm in adolescents since the pandemic

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Contact Information: For more information, contact Chelsea Wolff or Valerie Williams.
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Past Session Recording

164 Scranton Carbondale Highway
Archbald, PA 18403

(570) 209-9644