Séminaire scientifique organisé par l'Institut de recherche en santé publique de l'Université de Montréal – IRSPUM
Although Indigenous youth suicide is a significant health inequity, there is limited research on how to address it in effective and respectful ways. Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES) is a promising way to do just that! Facilitated by local leaders, PC CARES shares practical research evidence with community members so that they can use it, strategically and in self-directed ways, to prevent suicide. PC CARES is a practical way to translate research to self-determined actions, and to build a community of practice within communities. The first pilot study documented gains in self-perceived knowledge, skills and attitudes toward suicide prevention (NIMH MH096884). Follow-up surveys showed increased prevention behaviour after attending two+ learning circles, and social network measures suggest that people “close to” PC CARES participants also increased their preventative actions when compared to others. Come learn how it works!
Lisa Wexler is an Associate Professor and Program Head of Community Health Education at The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her participatory research program draws from critical and social theories, intergenerational narratives and Indigenous wisdom to illuminate the problem of youth suicide, and explore the promise of resilience to encourage strategic action in Indigenous communities.
Sarah Fraser,professeure agrégée à l' École de psychoéducation de l'Université de Montréal et chercheuse régulière à l'IRSPUM.