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.
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.