Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics

CARES

Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotion and Suicide (CARES)

Study closed.  Not currently accepting clients.

  • Are you worried your teen may be self-harming or suicidal?
  • Is s/he between 12-18?
  • Do you and your teen want to participate in treatment?

 

Purpose of the CARES Clinic

Seat­tle Children’s Hos­pi­tal and the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton are pro­vid­ing spe­cialty treat­ment for ado­les­cents engag­ing in self-harming and sui­ci­dal behav­iors and study­ing how to help reduce these behav­iors.  The CARES study is comparing two therapies: Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Supportive Therapy.  Both therapies have individual and group sessions.  We are accept­ing teenagers (ages 12–18) who are seek­ing treat­ment for self-harming behaviors.  Participants will receive six months of free treatment.

What’s Involved

The parent/guardian will be asked to:

  • Answer written questions and take part in interviews 5 times over 1 year
  • Take part in weekly treatment for 6 months

Teen participants will be asked to:

  • Answer written questions and take part in interviews 5 times over 1 year
  • Take part in weekly treatment for 6 months

Contact

Interested families can get more information by con­tact­ing the CARES Study at: