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The Grady Nia Project is a culturally competent intervention for African American women who had experienced abuse and demonstrated suicidality. The Project examines the influence of intrapersonal, social and situational, and social-environmental factors on behavior while incorporating elements of Black feminism/womanism, feminist theory, and Afrocentric theory (African proverbs, heroines, and culturally relevant coping strategies). Grady Nia sessions include assessments for IPV risk and suicide, interactive discussions on the week’s topic, and group activities. Adjunctive services such as community resources, referrals to social services, and necessary goods like food and clothes are also made available.