Dr. Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow
Professor, UCLA Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Community Partner: Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
Dr. Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow Professor, UCLA Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Community Partner: Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services Through training leaders on how to intervene with suicidal youth, and in turn teaching these leaders to train and supervise 75 other treatment providers, this collaborative project has provided a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between research and practice, and improve quality of care and outcomes for youth and families in Los Angeles County. Although the work has centered on the Hathaway-Sycamores partnership with UCLA, Dr. Asarnow and her team has also engaged multiple community partners through a community forum, dissemination newsletter, and presentations at local and national meetings. Also, UCLA students have been involved throughout the project and have had opportunities to participate in partnership activities, research, trainings, and community forums, as well as to present results of the project at professional meetings.