Addressing Suicide Prevention in African American Youth: Risk and Protective Factors
July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
There has been a significant jump in the rate of suicide among African American youth. These latest findings reinforce the need for more extensive research into the contributing factors along with greater investment in suicide prevention and intervention strategies that are tailored to the needs of black children and teens.
During this webinar the facilitators will:
• Describe the changing epidemiological trends of suicide in African American youth using Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data and other data sources
• List risk and protective factors for suicide in African American youth
• Identify potential interventions that may reduce suicide in African American youth
This webinar is designed for Behavioral Health Professionals, Clinicians, Health Equity Leaders, Family and Youth Engagement Advocates.
Selena Webster-Bass, M.P.H.
CEO/Founder Voices Institute
Peter Gamache, Ph.D., MBA, MLA, MPH, RN