4 hours (half day)
Physical and mental health inequities persist for 2SLGBTQIAA+ young people locally and nationally. These inequities result from systemic discrimination and rejection from others. Accepting and affirming adults save lives. According to the Trevor Project’s 2019 National Survey of LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, LGBTQ youth who report having at least one accepting adult were 40% less likely to report a suicide attempt in the last year. Trusted adults, including mental health clinicians, social workers, case managers, and educators, are uniquely positioned to support 2SLGBTQIAA+ young people. This workshop equips participants with fundamental information and best practices for supporting 2SLGBTQIAA+ youth in various settings. This training is customizable based on whether the group serves students in schools, mental health settings, or community-based organizations.