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Development, Evaluation, and Dissemination of the American Indian Life Skills Suicide Prevention Intervention

Teresa D. LaFromboise, PhD
Professor of Developmental and Psychological Sciences, Graduate School of Education
Director, Native American Studies, Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, School of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University
Muwekma Ohlone homelands

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Teresa LaFromboise, PhD, is a counseling psychologist by training and a professor of education in Developmental and Psychological Sciences in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her research has focused on efforts of non-dominant racial/ethnic groups to thrive in the face of adversity including acculturation demands, discrimination, and major life challenges. She has extensive experience in developing and testing school and community-based psychological interventions with AI/AN adolescents, as exemplified in the American Indian Life Skills Curriculum (AILS)

LaFromboise has long-standing collaborations with tribal communities in the area of AI/AN education and health. She contributes to the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado School of Public Health and the Child Health Research Institute at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to extensive clinical experience with AI/AN populations, she Chairs the Native American Studies program at Stanford University. She is a past-President of the Society of Indian Psychologists, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a past-member of the Committee on Rural Health of the American Psychological Association. She is currently conducting research in a community-initiated study of School Belonging, Cultural Revitalization and Academic Engagement in a reservation secondary school and tribal college.

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