In this webinar, presenters discuss jurisdictional considerations for dispatching crisis services in sovereign tribal nations across Indian Country.
This webinar provides an overview of SPRC’s new series of guides designed to help professionals, families, and communities support the mental well-being of LGBTQIA2S+ youth. The presentation describes the mental health challenges that impact LGBTQIA2S+ youth as well as key strategies and recommendations for addressing these challenges. Presenters will also share how to access the guides.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Provide a broad overview of the content in the guides
- List the unique audiences that the guides are designed for
- Know how to access the series of guides
The presentation highlights the different variables used to conceptualize strategies for suicide/violence prevention for the Hmong community in Minnesota.
This session will review the data and describe the special characteristics pertaining to the Hmong community. Differences between refugee and immigrant biopsychosocial factors and needs will be presented. Concepts discussed could be generalized to other refugee populations. Participants will share their knowledge and expertise in the area and will have an opportunity to engage in a discussion with the speaker and their peers.
MSW, LICSW, is an experienced consultant and trainer who works with organizations in the areas of mental health, refugee issues, and Hmong culture. He helped businesses with cultural diversity, work site conflict mediation, and developmental insight for both Hmong professionals and Hmong consumers. True has a Masters from Rhode Island College in social work and served as program director foe several social service agencies. He is currently the Public Health Consultant to Hmong American Partnership in St. Paul, MN.
Four Webinars discuss developing effective approaches to promoting mental health and intervening with at-risk students at colleges or universities.
An overview of the rapidly developing evidence-base for best clinical practices in suicide prevention. This webinar is suitable for a wide range of individuals working in suicide prevention spanning from those planning and implementing comprehensive suicide prevention programs across states, tribes, and communities to those managing delivery points of health and behavioral health care.
David Litts, O.D. serves as Director, Science and Policy at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and holds the position of Distinguished Scholar at Education Development Center, Inc. In this capacity, he leads a team of scientists and experts that guides the infusion of the best available science into all operational aspects of the SPRC. Additional foci are the development and dissemination of evidence-based suicide prevention policies and practices and the launch of the public-private partnership to catalyze the advancement of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Prior to this position, he served for three years as Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health and the US Surgeon General, managing the completion and initial dissemination of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. He has also served as Chief of Staff for the Air Force Surgeon General and first Executive Director of the Air Force Suicide Prevention Program, where he oversaw the development of a comprehensive population-based suicide prevention program covering 600,000 Air Force personnel. The program was associated with a statistically significant, 55 percent drop in the suicide rate over four years. He is the recipient of the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Award and the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award.
This webinar offers strategies for individuals to become active in promoting suicide prevention at the local, state and national levels. Key resources and information are highlighted for becoming informed and advocating with relevant legislators and media outlets.