Course Description

While restriction of lethal means is widely understood as a necessary component to ensuring safety and preventing suicide, current evidence-based practices for increasing firearm safety behaviors among parents are not often used in routine care settings. In this webinar, Dr. Beidas will overview her research in increasing effective implementation of adapted evidence-based practices for firearm safety such as Safety Check in primary care settings. She will explore common barriers to implementation and will provide practical methods for clinical practitioners to be instrumental in overcoming these barriers.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence-based practice Safety Check as a brief firearm safety promotion intervention for primary care.
  • Summarize Project ASPIRE and its findings relevant to implementation of firearm safety interventions in pediatric primary care as a universal suicide prevention strategy.
  • List common barriers to effective implementation of evidence-based fire-arm safety interventions


Rinad Beidas, PhD, is an assistant professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Implementation Research. As an alumna of the NIH-sponsored Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) and the Implementation Research Institute (IRI), she has extensive knowledge and expertise in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices. She has published over 80 articles and is the co-editor of the only book published on evidence-based practices in youth. Dr. Beidas has been recognized as one of the top 10 implementation science experts nationally; and has received numerous awards from national organizations. Her work has been funded by NIH continuously since 2012. Dr. Beidas is passionate about partnering with community stakeholders to improve quality of care and reduce the research to practice gap for youth health and mental health.

Continuing Education:

Evidence-Based Practice Institute (EBPI) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. EBPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. EBPI has allocated 1 hour of continuing education within APA guidelines for this course. After attending the webinar, a CE certificate will be emailed to the attendee.

EBPI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6898. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EBPI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. EBPI has allocated 1 CE Hour for this course. After attending the webinar, a CE certificate will be emailed to the attendee.

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