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Suicide-related risk in Latinx/Hispanic Youth

1:00pm - November 4, 2020 | Timezone: US/Atlantic
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among people ages 10-24 years old, and has disproportionately increased in Latinx and Hispanic adolescents and young adults, who have elevated rates of suicidal behaviors. This 1.5 hour online session will provide information about identifying suicide-related risk in Latinx and Hispanic youth and review evidence-based practices to screen for risk across various settings.

Learning objectives:

• Recognize trends in suicide, suicidal thoughts and behaviors in Hispanic/Latinx adolescents and young adults in the U.S.

• Identify risk and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors

• Highlight culture-specific risk and protector factors associated with suicide-related risk

• Understand how some suicide prevention programs have integrated culture-specific experiences into their strategies • Resources to screen for suicide-related risk in youth


Who should attend? This is a basic level webinar designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field who are interested in learning about the vulnerabilities and uniqueness of this period.



About the presenter: 


Lillian Polanco-Roman, PhD - Dr. Polanco-Roman is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at The New School for Social Research. She has worked with racial and ethnic minority, immigrant and Spanish-speaking youth and their families across various clinical settings including inpatient and outpatient psychiatry departments at hospitals, community-based mental health clinics, and college counseling centers. Her research focuses on the cultural risk and protective factors associated with suicide-related risk in racial and ethnic minority adolescents and young adults including Latinx/Hispanic youth. She has published over a dozen peer-reviewed research articles, co-authored several book chapters, and teaches about culture and mental health to undergraduate and graduate students.


Please read the following before registering: 

  • The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our online event system. 

  • Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone. 

  • After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.