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Research Video Spotlight: The Family as a Seatbelt

3 Jul 2020 — 1 min read



Live Town Hall Series - Supporting Mental Health in Communities of Color: Ways Forward

Jul. 3, 2020 - Joan Asarnow, Ph.D, of the University of California at Los Angeles, discusses the crucial role of the family as a safety measure for children and teens at-risk for suicide. Dr. Asarnow uses the metaphor of a seatbelt, explaining that when parents are more receptive to listening and expressing their willingness to help, children will be more receptive to utilize these safety measures – putting the seatbelt on.

To see more, visit our Research Video page, which features short, easy-to-understand clips from some of the world’s leading suicide prevention researchers, filmed during the 2017 International Summit on Suicide Research, co-sponsored by AFSP and the International Academy of Suicide Research.

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