Suicide Risk Assessment Webinar

A Webinar presented by Sage Day and Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) for Child Study Teams, Professionals, Therapists and Parents. 

.75 CEU’s will be offered as set by the New Jersey Department of Education




March 19, 2013 – 12:00pm to 1:00 pm

Presentation Description: Teen suicide is a growing health concern. It is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, surpassed only by homicide and accidents, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Screening programs have proven to be helpful because research has shown that suicidal people show identifiable signs of depression or emotional distress. Timely treatment referrals and effective therapies can be employed to save lives. Intervention efforts for at-risk youth can put them in contact with the most appropriate level of care to reduce the risk of death.

During this session, Sue Heguy, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor for CarePlus will review suicide awareness, assessment and prevention for professionals.

Topics Covered:

  • Risk Factors for Youth Suicide
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Warning Signs
  • How to Intervene
  • Questions to Ask
  • How to Talk With A Person Who Is Suicidal
  • How to Use 262-HELP
  • Exploring Countertransference
  • Outcome Objectives:

At the end of this Webinar, the audience will be able to identify suicide risk factors, detect both verbal and non-verbal warning signs and establish successful intervention methods.


About Sue Heguy:

Sue-Heguy-RT2-600Sue Heguy, LCSW has served as Clinical Supervisor at CarePlus and Bergen County Coordinator of the Trauma Loss Coalition for the past 6 years. Mrs. Heguy, has 15 years experience in providing crisis outreach and trauma response services to both adults and youth. She is a Trauma Specialist and is certified in PFA/PTSM TII/CBI for post-vention response after a traumatic incident. Mrs. Heguy is also an EMDR trained therapist and is in the process of becoming certified. In addition to supervising a team of CarePlus clinicians, Mrs. Heguy provides school clearance assessments and treats children and families with trauma, depression, anxiety and disruptive symptoms. Mrs. Heguy is also a Violence and Bullying Prevention Educator, providing seminars and consultation services to help improve school and community safety. She educates youth and adults about the early signs of bullying and other violent behaviors and provides coping and intervention strategies for everyone involved.