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July/August 2024Vol. 25, No. 6Podcast Episode Discusses Suicide Awareness and Prevention

A recent episode from the Creating a Family: Talk About Adoption and Foster Care podcast series focuses on youth suicide awareness and trauma-informed prevention. In the 48-minute episode, guest Dr. Angela Tunno, a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, speaks on the hard but important topic of youth suicide, providing information, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Warning signs that a child or youth may be considering suicide
  • Risk factors for a youth or child who may be at greater danger of suicide
  • Evidence-based and trauma-informed steps caring adults can take when they are concerned for children and youth
  • Getting support and therapy

The episode also includes information specific to race and ethnicity; youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other gender or sexual identity; helplines and other supportive resources; and more.

To listen to the episode and view an overview of its contents, visit the Creating a Family website.