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ERIC Number: EJ1160138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Life Is Precious: Views of Adolescents and Their Mothers on Methods to Reduce Suicidal Behavior in Latinas
Humensky, Jennifer L.; Gil, Rosa M.; Mazzula, Silvia; Diaz, Samantha; Lewis-Fernández, Roberto
Journal of School Nursing, v33 n6 p426-433 Dec 2017
Life is Precious (LIP) was developed to help reduce suicidal behavior in Latina adolescents. As part of an external evaluation of the LIP program, we conducted focus groups with adolescent participants and mothers to learn whether participants and families believe that the activities of LIP address risks for suicidal behavior. Four focus groups were conducted: three with Latina adolescent LIP participants (n = 31) and one with mothers (n = 8). Transcripts were analyzed using ATLAS.ti. A grounded theory approach was used to identify themes and subthemes. The following themes emerged: (1) challenges contributing to suicidal behavior and self-harm among Latina adolescents, (2) how respondents believe that LIP is helping to reduce suicidal behavior, and (3) ongoing challenges. Participants say that the LIP program helps adolescents feel better and improve social relationships, academic performance, and relationships with their family. School nurses may wish to identify community-based programs offering similar services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: K01MH103445