The CSSPI is involved in the provision of training opportunities for individuals interested in suicide- or self-harm-related research. Mentored research experiences are available for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Opportunities also are available for clinical training in the assessment and treatment of suicide-related thoughts and behaviors. The CSSPI is involved in outreach and education in the community, including consultation with the schools, collaboration with the NC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Duke Integrated Pediatric Mental Health initiative.
As part of the CSSPI, the UCLA-Duke ASAP Center for Trauma-Informed Suicide, Self-Harm, & Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (https://www.asapnctsn.org) through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, provides community outreach including educational and mental health awareness talks, as well as training in brief interventions for youths and young adults at risk for suicidal and self-harm behaviors.