ClaRo self-harm grant to target LGBT and Latina youth in community

Self-harm behavior and suicide attempts are reported at high rates among certain groups of adolescents such as Latinas and LGBTQ youth. A new CEW-RC research study investigates an innovative technology assisted treatment to help these adolescents and their families. Dr. Daniel Santisteban and Dr. Maite Mena will be leading an intervention study aimed at investigating the impact of their computer-assisted family intervention (CIFFTA) on self-injurious behaviors and to future suicide attempts among Latina female and LGBTQ minority youth. This study is part of the Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (ClaRO) funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Important community partners in this mission-driven research are the YES Institute and the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.