Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion for Autistic Individuals: The Important Role of Stakeholder Engagement

April 26, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr. Brenna Maddox is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in the Department of Psychiatry. As the implementation scientist for the TEACCH Autism Program, her work focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in engaging autistic individuals and other stakeholders in community-partnered research, preventing suicide and self-harm in people on the autism spectrum, and training and supporting community mental health clinicians to work with this population. Her research has been supported by the NIMH, PCORI, the Organization for Autism Research, the Foundation of Hope, and the FAR Fund. Dr. Maddox is also a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric conditions in autism. She is a deputy editor for the journal, Autism in Adulthood, and a co-chair of the American Association of Suicidology’s Autism and Suicide Committee.

Co-sponsored by: Brown School’s Open Classroom.  

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