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The Racial-Cultural Framework: A framework for addressing suicide-related outcomes in communities of color
The Counseling Psychologist (2014)
  • Y. J. Wong, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Cara S. Maffini, San Jose State University
  • M. Shin, Indiana University Bloomington
Abstract
Suicide-related outcomes are a major public health challenge in communities of color in the United States. To address these challenges, this Major Contribution makes theoretical, empirical, and practice-related contributions to scholarship on suicide-related outcomes among people of color. In this article, the authors present a new framework to conceptualize previous suicidology scholarship, address existing literature gaps, and inform counseling psychologists’ future work on suicide-related outcomes in U.S. communities of color. The framework consists of three components and nine principles that highlight the types of constructs, populations, and preventive interventions that should be emphasized in theory, research, and practice addressing suicide-related outcomes in communities of color. The authors explain why suicide-related outcomes in communities of color deserve attention, describe the framework, and discuss implications of the framework for future practice and training. It is hoped that this framework can serve as a resource and impetus for new paradigms of suicidology work in communities of color.
Keywords
  • racial-cultural framework,
  • suicide-related,
  • communities,
  • color
Publication Date
2014
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Citation Information
Y. J. Wong, Cara S. Maffini and M. Shin. "The Racial-Cultural Framework: A framework for addressing suicide-related outcomes in communities of color" The Counseling Psychologist Vol. 42 Iss. 1 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cara_maffini/3/