Year: 1994 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (27th: 1994: New York), p.39-41 SIEC No: 19960863

This paper suggests ways to increase the effectiveness of suicide intervention & prevention programs for American Indian youth. It recommends that in order for such programs to be effective, providers should realize the traumatic history of American Indians, as well as intergenerational separation that many members now feel. Providers should also understand American Indians’ history and cultural systems, as well as their own. Addressing family violence will also be helpful.