Free Curriculum Helps Youth Prevent Suicide Among Their LGBTQ Peers

A young woman comforts her friend.

When it comes to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, one supportive person can make a difference. The Trevor Project wants to encourage young people to become "lifeguards" for one another by giving them the knowledge and techniques they need to help friends in crisis. Educators and youth service providers can request an in-person workshop free-of-charge, or they can visit a no-cost collection of digital resources to create their own personalized trainings.

Here are some of the resources available online:

The Trevor Project asks users visiting its Lifeguard page to complete a short, optional survey to help the organization know who is using its resources. Youth workers can also use this survey to request new resources and curriculum updates.

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Publications discussed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, the Family and Youth Services Bureau, or the Administration for Children and Families.

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