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Stacy M. Rasmus, PhD
Qungasvik (Tools for Life): An Indigenous Intervention to Prevent Alcohol Misuse and Suicide Among Yup'ik Alaska Native Youth (webinar)
October 2, 2020

Presenter: Stacy M. Rasmus, PhD, Director of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Qungasvik (kung-az-vik) "Toolbox" is a multilevel strength-based intervention developed by Yup'ik Alaska Native communities to reduce and prevent alcohol use disorder (AUD) and suicide in youth and young adults at highest risk. During this webinar, Dr. Stacy Rasmus: 1) Described the science to practice model that supported the development and delivery of the culturally-tailored intervention in five Yup’ik communities in southwest Alaska, and 2) Presented evidence demonstrating how the model increases strengths and protections against AUD and suicide by promoting culturally meaningful "reasons for sobriety" and "reasons for life."

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