Suicide Intervention for Alaska Native Youth (BeWeL)

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Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Suicide, Attempted
Suicidal Ideation
Alaska Native Youth Aged 14 - 24
Alcohol Intoxication

Treatments

Behavioral: Tools for Life
Behavioral: Tools for Life + MISN

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05360888
YY46Q97AEZA8

Details and patient eligibility

About

Two interventions will be delivered virtually to American Indian/Alaska Native youth who have been hospitalized with suicidal attempt, suicidal ideation, or associated risk behaviors, including alcohol-related injury.

Full description

The investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trial whereby Alaska Native (AN) youth who are hospitalized for suicide risk will be randomly assigned to either Qungasvik/Tools for Life or Tools for Life + Motivational Interviewing Social Network (MISN) intervention after their baseline survey, and followed up at 3-, 6-, and 12 months. All youth will receive Tools for Life and two 30-minute virtual follow-up visits (at 2- and 6-weeks post intervention) focused on connectivity to culture and obtaining support from intergenerational social networks in their home communities. Half of the youth will also receive MISN in addition to Tools for Life. Both interventions will be delivered virtually by a wellness team comprised of Alaska Native community behavioral health aides, prevention specialists and/or Elders who function in their communities as natural healers.

Enrollment

370 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

14 to 24 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Self-identify as Alaska Native youth
  • Between the ages of 14 and 24
  • Admitted to the hospital for suicide attempt, ideation, or associated risk behaviors including alcohol-related injury or acute intoxication

Exclusion criteria

-

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

370 participants in 2 patient groups

Tools for Life
Active Comparator group
Description:
All youth will receive the Tools for Life (Qungasvik) intervention. Tools for Life is an evidence-based, community-developed intervention focused on providing protective cultural experiences for Alaska Native youth to address suicide risk and alcohol use.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Tools for Life
Tools for Life + Motivational Interviewing Social Network intervention (MISN)
Active Comparator group
Description:
Half of the youth will will also receive MISN in addition to the Tools for Life intervention. MISN is an evidence-based treatment that augments motivational interviewing with personal social network composition and structure visualization as a means to cultivating healthy social networks and cultural worlds.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Tools for Life + MISN

Trial documents
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Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Stacy Rasmus, PhD; Elizabeth J D'Amico, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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