In the last several decades, suicide attempts among black adolescents has increased by 73% while attempts among white youth have decreased. Why aren't we sounding the alarm and doing more to raise awareness of this crisis?
During this workshop we will discuss the additional challenges faced by black youth, explore strategies to break down barriers, increase cultural competency amongst providers and the role of racial socialization as a protective strategy in reducing suicide attempts amongst black youth.
- Evaluate the impact of structural oppression and systemic racism on help seeking
- Increase awareness of Racial Identity Development and explore strategies to improve cultural humility
- Identify 3 racial socialization strategies to increase protective factors for black youth
- Define internalized oppression and identify its contribution to feelings of hopelessness
- Participants will engage in DBT techniques that can assist youth (and adults) in emotional regulation and distress tolerance