Action Learning Workshop
Wednesday, September 14 • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT
Though studies have long shown that suicide develops differently in communities of color and LGBTQ+ populations, gaps in existing approaches to suicide prevention have highlighted the need for guidance on how to systematically infuse culture and diversity into programmatic efforts. This webinar will address these gaps by providing a foundational understanding of how suicide differs across cultural groups. It will also cover advances in culturally responsive approaches to suicide prevention and management. Attendees will learn state-of-science theoretical and applied research (including key principles of the Cultural Theory and Model of Suicide) as well as practical approaches to assist counties, programs, leaders, clinicians, and community stakeholders in accounting for culture and diversity in suicide prevention across a range of diverse populations. Attendees will encounter applied examples, helping them understand how to transform their own programs, practices, and prevention efforts.
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.