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HAVEN: A Multi-generational Suicide Prevention Program Embedded in African American Churches

2022 Focus Grant
Amount Awarded: $1,495,039
Focus Areas: Clinical Treatment Studies, Community Intervention Studies

Sherry Molock, Ph.D., M.Div.

Sherry Molock, Ph.D., M.Div.
George Washington University

Sidney Hankerson, M.D.

Sidney Hankerson, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Peter Wyman, Ph.D.

Peter Wyman, Ph.D.
University of Rochester

Inside the Research

The HAVEN (Helping to Alleviate Valley Experiences Now) Connect program is a depression and suicide prevention program for Black youth ages 13-19 in 12 churches across New York State. HAVEN-Connect program builds on natural cohesive networks, enhances positive coping skills and promotes help-seeking acceptance through its Youth Connect program and reinforces these protective factors through sermons, Bible study and Sunday school activities.