The Roles of Culture and Collaboration in Preventing Suicide and Substance Misuse in Indigenous Communities
A Pacific Southwest and Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Centers Live Webinar
Both suicide and substance misuse continue to be significant issues within indigenous communities, but effective solutions are available and within our reach. Through local community partnerships and cultural practices, we can successfully reduce the multiple, shared factors that impact many health issues, including behavioral health challenges. This webinar will provide an overview of the connections between suicide and substance misuse, the necessity of community partnerships, and ways in which culture can prevent suicide and substance misuse.
Participants who join the live webinar will also receive an invitation to participate in three follow-up discussions with Mr. RainingBird:
• Discussion Session #1: 2/4/21 3 – 4 PM Pacific
• Discussion Session #2: 2/18/21 3 – 4 PM Pacific
• Discussion Session #3: 3/9/21 3 – 4 PM Pacific
Community and state-level prevention practitioners, tribes, allied health partners and community members located in the Northwest and Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the ways in which suicide and substance misuse overlap
2. Identify ways to leverage community partners for greater impact to prevent multiple behavioral health problems within the context of the Strategic Prevention Framework
3. Describe the role of culture and cultural considerations when working to prevent substance misuse and promote mental health
DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, January 21, 2021
03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. Pacific