About the Life is Precious Evaluation Project
The Life is Precious Evaluation is a collaborative evaluation project to identify the components of the “Life is Precious” intervention that are linked to the reduction of suicidal ideation and behaviors among Latina youth.
This project is part of the Prevention of Suicidal Behavior in Diverse Populations initiative, which supports the New York Office of Mental Health’s goal of reducing suicidal behavior in diverse populations.
- Pilot funding provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
- Data collection is underway and protocols for participant and parent focus groups are in development.
Humensky JL, Gil R, Coronel B, Cifre R, Mazzula S, Lewis-Fernández R, (2013) Life is Precious: reducing suicidal behavior in Latinas. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, Vol. 6 Iss: 2/3, pp.54 – 61.
Humensky, J. L., Nicasio AV, Cabassa, L. J., & Lewis-Fernández, R, (October, 2012). Risk factors for suicidal behaviors among Latina adolescents: A systematic literature review. Poster presented at the Academy Health Behavioral Health Interest Group, Orlando, FL.
Nicasio, AV., Humensky, J. L., Cabassa, L. J., & Lewis-Fernández, R, (October, 2012). Risk factors for suicidal behaviors among Latina adolescents: A systematic literature review. Poster presented at the 5th Biennial National Latina/o Psychological Association. New Brunswick, NJ.
We invite you to read our Cultural Competence Matters reports on this topic:
- Suicidal ideation and behavior among Latina adolescents”
- “Ideas y conductas suicidas en adolescentes Latinas”
You may see all our periodic Cultural Competence Matters reports here: Cultural Competence Matters.
To see an alphabetical list of all the projects being conducted at our Center, please click here: Research projects at the CECC.