Native Youth Suicide Prevention
The first think tank discussion sponsored by the NCAI Policy Research Center addressed Native Youth Suicide Prevention. Co-sponsored by the National Indian Child Welfare Association and the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Childrens Mental Health, this convening was held on June 18th in conjunction with NCAI's 2006 Mid-Year Session in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The goal of the day-long session was to assess the landscape of research and knowledge about Native youth suicide prevention, identify the gaps in knowledge, and identify existing resources to inform tribal and national policymaking and program development. This think tank was specifically designed to elicit information for the 2007 American Indian/Alaska Native Policy Summit on Practice and Culture-Based Solutions for Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Healing. Materials from the session are provided through the links below.