This workshop will begin by reviewing important themes that arise in the complex, diverse experiences of our undocumented students, such as those that deal with identity, fear, and coming out. The session will then move on to explore trauma, its impact on learning and behavior, as well as classroom practices faculty can adopt to increase […]
Dr. Wayne Kao will discuss the current surge in aggression and violence towards the AAPI community, immigration, acculturative stress, allyship, and inclusive practices that can support the mental health of our AAPI students.
The Dibble Institute has created Mind Matters Minutes, a new, no-cost Mind Matters virtual tool for use with students in both virtual and in-person settings. Mind Matters Minutes provide teachers and direct service providers with short video practices from the Mind Matters curriculum that can easily be shared with young people. Each practice presents a […]
Active Minds’ Send Silence Packing® exhibit has traveled the country for over a decade, reaching close to a million individuals, to end the silence that surrounds mental health and suicide and connect visitors with resources for support and action. Thanks to generous support from RSM Global, Beyond the Backpacks will now complement the traveling exhibit […]
GritX offers adolescents and young adults customizable interactive resources that include a self-care kit, skills studio, journaling, and breathing exercises they can develop online or via a smart device, download and refer back to regularly.
COVID-19 has added to the way many of us see the world through different lenses. Differences in our worldview perspectives can cause disconnection and lead to a lack of resilience. At the same time, our ability to help each other is the main tool that we have in these difficult times. Joel Jackson explores stereotypes, […]
Navigating Risk of Suicide in the Context of Substance Misuse: Best Practices for Supporting Youth and Young Adults
This panel discussion, co-hosted with the Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center, highlights real-world intersections of substance misuse prevention and mental health best practices to reduce risk of suicide among youth and young adults. The session examines shared risk and protective factors, outlines college programs for behavioral health, and explores a state systems approach to […]
Tiara Peterkin, LCSW, reviews key elements of the psychological and social environment that increase likelihood of suicidality. To make a nuanced assessment, we must understand relevant cultural factors and their impact on an individual’s suicide risk. To that end, the presenter also provides a brief review of special risk factors for populations at increased risk […]
Culturally Responsive and Socially Distanced Suicide Prevention: Safety Planning and Other Resources in Pandemic Times
Dr. Heliana Ramirez discusses evidence-based strategies for suicide prevention, safety planning under social distancing orders, and the distinct factors related to suicidal crises among diverse populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session pays particular attention to social determinants of health related to elevated suicide rates among LGBTQ people, Veterans, Native Americans, and Latina youth and […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives in unimaginable ways, and education is no exception. Youth with experiences of homelessness have long faced significant and unique barriers to education, health, and well-being, but their challenges have been further amplified in the wake of the pandemic.