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Assessment Tools and Resources

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

A questionnaire used for suicide assessment. Training can be administered through a 30 minute interactive slide presentation. Online learning modules are available. You receive a certificate upon completion which is valid for 2 years. Contact Garra Loyd Lester Suicide Prevention Center of NY 518-402-1156 www.cssrs.columbia.edu

Safety Net (Safety Plan APP)

Used for I Phone or Droid download in APP store. This can be used by clinicians or support staff at schools to develop a Safety Plan with anyone who gets suicidal and wants help feeling better. Six steps involved in the plan include: Warning Signs, Internal Coping Strategies, Social Contacts, Family/Friends, Professionals, Making the environment safe.

Parsons Child/Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team Services:

Mobile crisis services are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 7:30pm for any child/adolescent (up to age 20 if still in day school and living at home) who is experiencing an emotional and/or behavioral crisis.  Services include clinical/risk assessment, mental status examination, safety planning and triage to appropriate services if necessary. Time-limited case management follow-up is available. Crisis team members are trained professionals experienced in dealing with crisis situations.  Telephone consultation and information is also available to the family of a child/adolescent experiencing an emotional and/or behavioral crisis and to those working with such children or adolescents and their families (e.g., social workers, case workers, school personnel).

375 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY

(518) 969-1140 dispatched by Glens Falls Hospital Behavioral Health Crisis Team