Children's Mental Health for Primary Care Physicians and Pediatricians - Follow Up Trainings - Suicidality Simulation

Suicidality Simulation


These are free follow-up interactive Zoom calls that are taking place as a follow up sessions to the two-day Intensive Training. The sessions will enhance your skills to assess, treat and manage common mental health concerns in children and youth. It is presented by Project TEACH, a project funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

The agenda addresses topics such as

  • ADHD: What to do when one stimulant fails
  • Trauma: Screening
  • Anxiety and School Refusal: How to work with schools
  • Suicidality: a simulation exercise
  • ADHD: a simulation exercise
  • Unipolar and Bipolar Depression: a simulation exercise

Target Audience

The target audience for this event is: the NYS psychiatrists, primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, psychologists, nursing professionals, social workers, residents, and other mental health, primary care and pediatric clinicians who attended the 2020 live intensive training.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation of school refusal, and provide strategies to effectively work with schools to ensure that children and adolescents have the best opportunities to learn at school from pre-kindergarten through high school.
  • Recognize the indications of pharmacological treatments of unipolar/bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
  • Compare and contrast the simulants, non-stimulants, and novel therapies for ADHD, describing risks and benefits of each, along with relevant effective sizes for managing ADHD symptoms in youth.
  • Discuss the various etiologies of trauma, and use and scoring of evidence-based screening scales and questionnaires to assess trauma.
  • Recognize and assess suicide risk for children and adolescents, including the use and scoring of the ASQ, and provide strategies for the creation of evidence-based safety plans.
  • Recognize the indications of ADHD in children and adolescents, effective treatment, and how to discuss the indicatins and treatment of ADHD with parents/family members.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation


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David H. Rubin, MD, Executive Director, MGH Psychiatry Academy; Executive Director, Project TEACH Statewide Coordination Center
David Kaye, MD
Jane Pimental, MPH, Managing Director, MGH Psychiatry Academy; Managing Director, Project TEACH Statewide Coordination Center

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Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

David Kaye, MD
• Cartesian Solutions-owner of integrated care consulting company
• Health NOW-committee for local BCBS

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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