Wednesday, September 21 • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT
This foundational workshop in suicide prevention teaches community members to act as eyes and ears for suicidal distress and to help connect individuals with appropriate services. Participants will learn to recognize suicide risk, ask individuals if they are thinking about suicide, and connect them with help. This workshop discusses navigating conversations about suicide across diverse populations, with the aim of equipping community members to be culturally responsive within their communities.
Meet the Speaker
Joyce Chu, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist whose expertise lie in the areas of suicidology, diversity and culture, and community mental health. She completed her training at Stanford University, University of Michigan, and the University of California, San Francisco, and is currently a Professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University (PAU) where she directs/co-directs the Diversity and Community Mental Health (DCMH) emphasis and Multicultural Suicide Research Center. Her work is focused around advancing the assessment and prevention of suicide for ethnic minority and LGBTQ populations, particularly in Asian Americans. She has published numerous works including a cultural theory and model of suicide and a tool that assists in accounting for cultural influences on suicide risk. Her work is community-collaborative and aims to address the need for culturally congruent outreach and service options for underserved communities.
Continuing Education Credits
Attend CARE webinars and receive continuing education units (CEUs)! CARS is an approved provider for the CA Board of Registered Nurses (#CEP16303), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#131736), and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (#4N-08-923-0722). Certificates are available for the following credentials: ASW, BRN, LCSW, LEP, LMFT, LPCC, PPS, CADC, and CCPS.