Risk assessment and risk management in young people

Risk assessment and risk management in young people

Young people presenting to mental health services commonly experience an acute phase of illness during their period of care. Such presentations are often associated with various types of risk for the young person and others. Comprehensive risk assessment, risk management and clear communication about risk are necessary to prevent adverse outcomes and provide optimum care during the acute phase of illness.

  • At the completion of the online workshop you will be able to:
  • understand the types of risk that commonly occur in young people;
  • develop skills in assessing and appraising clinical risks using a risk assessment framework
  • practice assessment of suicide risk using the CASE approach;
  • identify the factors that an influence decision-making;
  • summarise and document clinical risk using a formulation-based approach; and
  • consider how risk can be understood within the context of different presenting problems, such as psychosis, personality disorder and chronic depression.

Day one: Monday, 20 September 2021, 9.30am-4.30pm

Day two: Monday, 27 September 2021, 9.30am-4.30pm