Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D., Emory University
Distinguished Investigator Grant (2006): $99,321
Culturally Competent Family-Based Intervention Versus Enhanced Usual Care in the Community for Reducing Psychological Distress and Enhancing Functioning in Suicidally Bereaved African Americans
Abstract: This project will develop and evaluate an innovative intervention by focusing on African-Americans who are survivors of suicide loss. This is the first intervention for survivors that seeks to reduce psychological distress and enhance functioning by treating the family as a whole, and the first specifically designed for African-Americans. The intervention aims to involve a minimum of three family members in 10 one-hour sessions early in the bereavement process.