The ASQ Suicide Screening Tool is an evidence-based 4/5-question suicide risk screening tool for ages 10-24. The tool has been used in emergency rooms and pediatric hospitals in the US.
Locally, Dr. Ted Abernathy has been using this tool in his pediatric practice on wellness visits for ages 12 and up.
Parents unaware their child was thinking of suicide were able to get their child the care they needed before thoughts became acts. As former president of Beacon Tree Foundation and a parent who lost a child to suicide, I’ve made it a goal to work with this team to help implement the ASQ tool into pediatric, family care, and primary care practices in Virginia.
The goal of this meeting was to meet the entire ASQ team at NIMH and share ideas.
Templates and example handouts for parents of youth in clinical practices is at this link (gray box on the page has the templates)