Videos

Below, you will find videos exploring topics surrounding Suicide Prevention & Community Readiness in Native Communities. To follow the link to the direct video page: right click and choose the ‘Open link in new tab’ option.

Honoring Native Life

In this video, you will see Native Youth, Parents, and Community Members sharing their thoughts on what they feel their communities need from Tribal Leaders and Policy Makers in regard to supporting Native Youth.

Community Readiness Training on Suicide Prevention Part 1

The Community Readiness Model (CRM) is a nine-stage, multidimensional tool used to facilitate healthy community change and to target prevention efforts. This webinar presents the history and evolution of the CRM, describes each of the stages of readiness, and explores the interview and scoring process involved in determining what stage of readiness a particular community is at. The CRM does not ask “Is a community ready or not?” It asks “What is a community ready for?” This webinar is presented by Pamela Jumper Thurman and Barbara Plested and is part 1 of a 3-part series. These webinars are part of the Community Readiness Learning Community, supported by the SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center.

Community Readiness Model Overview Part 2

Native Connections Community Readiness Model (CRM) webinar series is designed to assist grantees with assessing community readiness for change and increasing community capacity for suicide prevention. The CRM Part 2 webinar, presenters will engage in a deeper discussion on conducting an interview, demonstrate the CRM scoring process, and review the scoring instructions.

Community Readiness Model Overview Part 3

Native Connections Community Readiness Model (CRM) webinar series is designed to assist grantees with assessing community readiness for change and increasing community capacity for suicide prevention. CRM Part 3 will feature panel discussions with Native Connection grantees and in-depth Q&A with presenters on the CRM, including how the information gleaned from the process can be used to shape the activities in the strategic action plan (SAP).

Suicide Prevention: Healing Methods in Native Communities

A review of evidence-based interventions that have been used in native communities to prevent suicide. We will look at how programs such as Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), SafeTalk, ASIST, and Project Venture work in conjunction with cultural sensitivity as effective tools in these native communities.

Suicide Prevention: Healing Methods for Training Teams in Crisis Response

A look at native communities that have recognized the need for staff trained in responding to a suicide crisis in their tribe. The Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation has developed protocols for law enforcement and behavioral health professionals to follow in the wake of a suicide crisis. We will discuss their journey of recognizing the need, developing a process, and implementation.

NPW 2017: Suicide and Substance Use in Young People

NPW 2017: “Suicide and Substance Use in Young People” provides an overview on the relationship between suicide and substance use among young people, and includes best practices in prevention and intervention. Find more resources at https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week.

Preventing Indigenous Youth Suicide and Promoting Wellness

In this podcast, Lisa Wexler, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts-Amherst) talks about how to build on local understandings of suicide and mental health when conducting research, the importance of developing relationships, her community-engaged research in Alaska, and implications for the field.