The NTTAC Clinical Practice & Health Care Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about culturally sensitive approaches for addressing youth suicidality in 2021. Topics include strategies for addressing suicidality in American Indian/Native Alaskan youth, Asian American youth, African American and Black youth, and Hispanic and Latinx youth.
American Indian or Alaska Native
Peer-to-peer helping is based on the premise that when young people have problems, they often turn to friends for help. This model is effective at improving school climate, linking students to formal and informal supports, and reducing youth violence, including bullying and suicide. The session outlines the essential elements of a successful program, and includes a grantee-led overview of the Natural Helpers program in Fairbanks Native Association, a Healthy Transitions grantee.
Using disaggregated data is vital for ensuing that services and supports promote mental health equity. This Issue Brief provides support for schools and districts to identify populations, leverage existing data sources, and analyze and share results of data. This Issue Brief is designed to support health equity, a key Project AWARE goal.
The tool consists of an instructional workbook and assessment that can be used when engaging in decision-making and policy development. The goal of the assessment is to increase awareness of determinants of health for the population(s) of focus, potential impacts, mitigation strategies to consider, ways to measure success, and strategies for sharing outcomes and recommendations.
A comprehensive guide for enhancing organizational equity through the lens of the national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS). Information is categorized by the individual CLAS Standard, and provides a variety of resources based on population demographics.