Play it Away! Addressing Suicide in Black Youth
Research has shown that psychological distress is linked to high rates of discrimination and microaggressions, which contributes to thoughts and acts of suicide for minority youth.
- $100 – Regular
- $80 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct
- $55 – VET
- Current Adelphi Student free with promo-code
The play therapist must be skilled in identifying the key signs of suicide that minority youth may present in the playroom Time will be spent exploring play themes that may reflect signs of trauma, grief, or suicide and play techniques to help adequately address those issues.
- Identify play themes that may signal issues around self-harm in play therapy sessions
- Analyze play therapy interventions to support minority youth who have experienced bullying
- Discuss the steps for safety planning in the playroom
- Explain cultural considerations when supporting minority youth who are experiencing suicidality
Dr. April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S
April Duncan (DSW, LCSW, RPT-S) obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts & Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2006), Masters of Social Work from Saint Louis University (2012) and Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Southern California (2021). She has a private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the Co-Owner of St. Louis Play Therapy Institute and is an adjunct instructor in the online MSW program at Tulane University. Dr. April is also the founder of BMH Connect, a for-profit organization focusing on using play therapy to address suicide and racial trauma in Black youth.
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