ASSIST – Advancing Intervention Strategies for Teens During High Risk Periods

At a glance

Funded by: NIMH August 2021- August 2026
Principal Investigator(s): Molly Adrian
Research Team:
Research Setting: Outpatient Medical Setting


The current study compares the benefits of Safety Planning Intervention with follow-up (SPI+), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and usual care. Youth, parents, and clinicians will participate in the project to advance the following Research Aims:

  • Assess the comparative effectiveness of CAMS and SPI+ compared to usual care
  • Evaluate whether two mechanism of change (attentional bias and self-efficacy) account for the therapeutic effects of the interventions
  • Identify moderators of treatment effects including social problem solving and family cohesion


  • Research In Progress