Join us for a workshop with Dean Luis. H. Zayas and a networking reception afterwards!
Thursday, December 8
- 4:30pm- 6:00pm: Understanding, Preventing and Treating Suicidal Behavior in Adolescent Latinas, a workshop presented by Dean Zayas (CASE Center 2nd Floor Conference Room)
- 6:00 pm – 7:30pm: Networking Reception (CASE Center Lobby)
CEUs: Participants can receive up to 1.5 CEUs for attendance. The workshop is provided in accordance with the criteria and standards of the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners. The Office of Professional Development at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work is approved as a provider of continuing education credits for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Please note that 1 hour = 1 CEU. Complaints about this program may be made to the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (TSBSWE) at 1100 W. 49th St., Austin, TX 78756, (800) 232-3162, or http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or approval of these CEUs.
About the workshop: This learning opportunity reviews the history and research on the suicide attempts by adolescent Latinas and national surveys that report that Latinas have higher-than-average rates of suicide attempts. Zayas will discuss developmental issues of adolescence that bear on Latino youth and cultural and family systems factors that contribute to the suicide attempts. Attention will be given to how the girls describe the suicide attempts, why they attempt, and what meanings they gave to the attempts. Approaches to prevention and identification in schools and to family-centered treatments will be discussed.
About the presenter: Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D., is Dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the School of Social Work of The University of Texas at Austin. He has devoted his career as a clinician, teacher, and researcher to child and adolescent development and family functioning. His research on the suicide attempts of young Latinas resulted in the book Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Culture, Families, and Daughters Collide (Oxford, 2011). Most recently, he has authored Forgotten Citizens. Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and Orphans (Oxford University Press, 2015).