Suicide and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Preventing Suicide through Collaborative Upstream Interventions

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on suicide and adverse childhood experiences is now archived online. Presenters discussed the importance of upstream suicide prevention efforts; examples of collaborative, evidence-based interventions to prevent early adversities; and how North Carolina is linking adverse childhood experiences to state behavioral health priorities.

In this webinar, Deb Stone described: the importance of comprehensive suicide prevention that includes a focus upstream on preventing suicide risk before it happens; ACEs as an important area of that focus, and examples of collaborative, evidence-based interventions to prevent early adversities. Ingrid Bou-Saada and Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson presented on the path North Carolina is taking to use a multi-agency collaborative approach that links ACEs to state behavioral health priorities such as suicide prevention and to multi-disciplinary initiatives. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has provided leadership on a multi-agency collaboration connecting ACEs with state priorities in substance abuse prevention and the opioid epidemic and in the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, and suicide.

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Date: 2018