Year: 2013 Source: School Social Work Journal.(2012). 37(1):17-34. SIEC No: 20130184

This article discusses a school and community collaborative initiative that targeted students of Chinese descent as a suicide at-risk population. Its main focus was to reach out to immigrant parents to help them strengthen communication and relationships with their adolescent children and to facilitate theiraccess to mental health services in the community.Discussion focuses on implementation of the educational workshop curriculum, relevant to Chinese immigrant values and parenting styles as well as engagement strategies for forming empathic alliance with immigrant parents. Implications for school social workers as cross-cultural liaisons also are discussed.