• Reversing the Trend of Irreversible Actions: Teen Suicide Prevention for Providers, Parents and Teens


Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

Reversing the Trend of Irreversible Actions: Teen Suicide Prevention for Providers, Parents and Teens

APRIL 29, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Deadline for registration is April 28

Approved for 1.25 Continuing Education Hours

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain P2 and chemical dependency counselors in domain C2.

The Ohio AAP created the Store It Safe (SIS) Program in 2015 to address the issue of childhood firearm injuries and deaths. Teen suicide was a growing concern prior to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which increased mental health issues and suicide in teens. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents, and the adolescent suicide rate increased by 56% over 10 years. 85% of suicide attempts by firearm are fatal. The Ohio AAP’s SIS Program is a collaboration with groups from all sides of the gun debate with a goal that all agree upon – preventing teen suicide. The SIS program provides resources for providers, parents and teens and encourages healthcare providers to screen for depression at every visit, provide appropriate. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Understand the severity of depression and suicide among teens in Ohio and across the US
  2. Improve awareness of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Store it Safe Program
  3. Increase knowledge of suicide prevention resources and how to apply new skills into a clinical and community setting


  • 11:00am – Epidemiology of firearm injuries in teens
  • 11:15am – Background of Store It Safe Program
  • 11:30am – Depression screening and discussing safe storage during well visits
  • 11:45am – Store It Safe Teen Program & Resources
  • 12:00pm – Questions & Answers
  • 12:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by:

Michael Gittelman, MD, FAAP

Professor, Clinical Pediatrics @Division of Emergency Medicine Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric emergency room physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Within the Ohio APP, he has developed a state-wide bicycle helmet intervention, a gun safety program, a hospital-based safe sleep and office-based injury QI program. His area of research expertise has been to study the impact of screening and counseling families about injury risk, in the office and ED setting to prevent future injuries. He has published his efforts extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician @Primary Care Pediatrics Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP, is an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Primary Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University School of Medicine. She is Co-Chair of the Injury Prevention Committee for the Ohio AAP. Dr. Denny is Co-Director for Resident Advocacy Education at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and enjoys teaching pediatric residents how pediatricians can effectively advocate for the needs of their patients. Dr. Denny sits on the Board of Directors for the Ohio AAP and is the co-chair of the advocacy committee.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Register For 4/29 Training Here

Deadline for registration is April 28

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068