Helps supportive adults gain a better understanding of youth mental health.
Due to the multiple traumatic events that these youth have experienced and the sense of hopelessness and isolation that ensues from the experience of confinement, suicide risk for these youth dramatically increases.
In 2013, the Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention created this resource and have oulined 10 priorities and a number of strategies for professionals in both mental health and juvenile justice to decrease the occurance of juvenile suicide.
To view this resource, please click on the link below.
Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation