Supporting Tribal Youth at Risk for Suicide: Honoring Children, Mending the Circle
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Expires on Jun 21, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

Available: 06/21/2022 - 06/21/2025


FREE - $0
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. RS20201621-05 from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is the sole owner of the activity content, including views expressed in written materials and by the speakers.  

This webinar will review cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments for Native American youth who have experienced trauma and are at risk for suicide. The presentation will also compare evidence-based practice with indigenous ways of knowing. 


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity.

This presentation was recorded on June 14, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  • Review elements of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.  
  • Identify cultural adaptations of trauma-focused, evidence-based treatments for youth at risk for suicide.  
  • Discuss similarities and differences between evidence-based practice and indigenous knowledge.  
  •  Identify some key considerations in Native American healing practices. 

Target Audience

Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant , Other mental health professionals

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 60 minutes
Begin Date: June 21, 2022
End Date: June 21, 2025

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.    

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.  

Program Presenters

  • Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD, a child psychologist by training, is a Presidential Professor who directs the Indian Country Child Trauma Center within the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Funded since 1994 by the Children’s Bureau, she has directed Project Making Medicine, a clinical training program to training mental health providers in the treatment of child maltreatment using culturally based teachings. With the establishment of the Indian Country Child Trauma Center in 2004, she was instrumental in the cultural adaptations of four evidenced-based child treatment protocols. In 2020 Dr. BigFoot was awarded the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide support and assistance to suicide prevention programs across the country. 

Program Planners

  • Ebony Harris, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.   

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Technical Requirements

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  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

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  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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