Education

Lifeguard Workshop

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Are you an educator, school counselor, school nurse or youth group leader?

The Lifeguard Workshop video is a learning tool specifically designed for you to help young people:

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Identify the challenges faced by LGBTQ people

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Recognize the warning signs of suicide

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Respond to someone who may be in crisis

This video training and curriculum is based on Trevor’s in-person workshop that is listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention and is free of charge to educators and youth service providers.

Are you a student?

We encourage you to talk to your teachers or school administrators about bringing suicide prevention to your school using this template.

“My math teacher was the first adult I came out to. She noticed something was bothering me and asked about it after class one day. I told her I was bisexual and just broke down crying. She hasn’t taught me for two years but she still teaches me so much about embracing my identity and loving myself every single day. I don’t know what I’d do without her and I’m so grateful for her continued help.”—Maryland, USA—Bisexual & Female, 16

Questions about how to bring the Lifeguard Curriculum into your classroom?
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“When I first came out, I was having a very rough life…I went to my teacher and told her everything…Her classroom is my safe space in the school. She is always looking for ways to improve the environment for LGBT youth in our school. It’s hard to express exactly how much she has done for me.”—Iowa, USA—Lesbian & Female, 17

Thank you for teaching these life-saving lessons in your school! If you would like more information on our in-person trainings for adults who work with youth, read about our CARE and Ally trainings.