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A Strengths and Culture Based Tool to Protect Native Youth from Suicide

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Publication Date: Apr 16, 2021

A Strengths and Culture Based Tool to Protect Native Youth from Suicide


CULTURE FORWARD: A Strengths and Culture Based Tool to Protect Native Youth from Suicide is a new 54-page report with tribally driven, evidence- and practice-based solutions to prevent Native youth suicide. This report was developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in partnership with Casey Family Programs, an operating foundation committed to supporting tribes in strengthening tribal nations’ capacity to keep children healthy, safe, and connected with their families, communities and cultures. CULTURE FORWARD provides tribal leaders, youth, Elders, health and human service providers, and other change agents with evidence-based ideas and community-based solutions to leverage strengths within Native communities to protect youth against suicide.