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Pilot Study of a Modified Safety Planning Intervention for Elementary School-aged Children

2022 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies

Liat Itzhaky, Ph.D.

Liat Itzhaky, Ph.D.
Geha Mental Health Center (Israel)

Inside the Research

Suicide rates among children have been rising, emphasizing the need for evidence-based suicide prevention practices appropriate for children. The present study will finalize a treatment protocol for a child version of the Safety Planning Intervention (C-SPI). This will be achieved through an in-depth exploration of suicide crises among children aged 6-12, an evaluation of the intervention's feasibility and acceptability among children and their caretakers, and an assessment of its effectiveness in reducing suicide risk.