Current Research Studies

Advancing Suicide Intervention Strategies for Teens During High Risk Periods


What is the goal of the study?

The overall objective of this application is to inform the effective management of adolescent suicide risk by evaluating promising treatments and developing the evidence-base for interventions that are well suited for widespread adoption, sustained quality, and impact. The current study aims to evaluate treatment that begins with Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) or Safety Planning Intervention with follow-up (SPI+). Adolescents, parents, and clinicians will participate in the project to advance to following Research Aims: 1) Assess the comparative effectiveness of CAMS and SPI+ compared to usual care and 2) Evaluate the mechanism of change accounting for the therapeutic effects of the interventions. Participants and their parents will receive study assessments at baseline, 2-week, 1-month, 2-month, 6-month, and 12-month timepoints. Study assessments will ask about participant demographics (sample characterization), suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, service utilization, self-assessed risk, treatment integrity, sleep, family cohesion, and social experiences.

Who can participate in the study?

Please contact the study team listed below to learn more.

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