Creating Effective Suicide Prevention Strategies for the Hmong Community: We Are the Peace We Need. We Are Our Own Solutions
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.