Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Webinar: Preventing Suicide & Self-Harm Among Black Youth


Thursday, September 10, 2 - 3 pm
Presented by the Children's Safety Network 

This webinar will focus on the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm among Black youth, identify evidence-based and informed strategies for prevention, risk and protective factors, barriers to prevention and resources available to providers. 

Dr. Crystal Barksdale of the National Institute of Mental Health will discuss the most recent data on suicide and suicidal behaviors among Black youth. She will describe risk and protective factors for suicide and deleterious mental health outcomes. 

Dr. Rhonda Boyd of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will present barriers to intervention engagement among Black youth and current evidence for suicide prevention, including screening and treatment. She will share information regarding organizations and websites that are important resources for practitioners. 

Amy Loudermilk of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at Education Development Center will moderate the webinar.