Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention: A Process for Working Cross Culturally




Session Description

Participants have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions when given scenarios of difficulties that can occur when working cross-culturally in the area of suicide prevention. Review of a case study that involved the use of this process on the Navajo Nation will be highlighted to show how this type of consultation process aided in dramatically reducing rates of suicide over a three year period, and encouraged indigenous people to become gatekeepers of their own suicide prevention programs. Participants will also receive a handout that provides more information regarding resources for addressing suicide prevention for specific minority groups.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Discuss the principles of the Collaborative Consultation Model.
     #2 Describe the Importance of Identifying Protective Factors.
     #3 Describe how to Work Cross-Culturally when helping to Develop Suicide Prevention Programs.

About the Presenter

Presenter, Ellen Krumm's headshotEllen Krumm, School Psychologist, Lovington Municipal Schools
Ellen Krumm is a Licensed School Psychologist who is working in the Lovington School District. She earned her degree in school psychology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. While in New Zealand, she worked with students who had been sexually abused and helped to develop the national procedures for school psychologists working with such. More recent work has included providing therapy for students presenting with a variety of behaviors associated with trauma as well as suicidal ideation, and responding to traumatic incidents.

Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1.5

This presentation meets the requirements of a cultural awareness subject area as required by the licensing board.

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion.  As per board requirements, attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session.


Jul 28 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 am




(505) 266-3451