Friday, December 8: 1-2 p.m. ET
The pediatric suicide crisis is growing. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth aged 10-14, and the crisis disproportionately impacts youths who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)—many of whom are served by health centers. Indigenous children are particularly at risk, with suicide rates significantly higher than the national average.
Clinicians and staff working in primary care settings have vital opportunities to identify and care for Indigenous youth at risk, but to do so effectively, they must take into account issues of cultural safety, social determinants, and ongoing health inequities. Join our webinar—the first in a series on addressing racial inequities in youth suicide—to learn about the scope of and unique considerations in suicide in Indigenous youth and gain evidence-based suicide prevention strategies that can be woven into everyday practice.
- Dr. Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Co-Founder and Special Advisor for Advocacy & Research of Concert Health, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Zero Overdose
- Dr. Mona Zuffante, PhD, MPH, Public Health Administrator, Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System
- Dr. Amy Stiffarm, PhD, MPH, Program Manager for Native American Initiatives, Healthy Mothers, Health Babies
More Resources on Suicide Safer Care
Using the Zero Suicide framework as a foundation and with the generous support of the Centene Corporation, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved created the Suicide Safer Care curriculum to train primary care providers and their teams on skills for suicide risk assessment, evidence-based interventions, referral and transition when needed, and changing the culture of addressing suicide risk across clinical practice. Learn more about the curriculum and useful resources for primary care providers, including pediatric, geriatric, and adult suicide prevention toolkits.