Lifeguard Workshop Video FAQ

Where is the Lifeguard Workshop Video Available?
The Trevor Project's Lifeguard Workshop is also available as a video based curriculum for use by teachers, school counselors and youth group leaders nationwide. To learn more about this video based curriculum and how to access it please click

Who is this workshop for?
The Lifeguard Workshop is for middle school, high school aged youth. All young people, not just LGBTQ youth, can learn from the Lifeguard Workshop. The Trevor Project has created lesson plans specifically for use with a general audience and for use specially with LGBTQ audiences. This workshop is not for adult audiences.

Where can this workshop be conducted?
This workshop can be conducted in a variety of settings like health classes, social studies classes, gay-straight alliance club meetings, anti-violence programs and in wide array of other youth-serving organizations.

What size audience is best?
The workshop works best with an audience of 35 people or less. This way everyone is given a chance to participate and give input on the issues we discuss. The Lifeguard Workshop Video is not appropriate for use in an assembly setting. If you would like to accommodate more than 35 people we recommend conducting multiple workshops.

How long is the workshop?
The Lifeguard Workshop will take from 45- 60 minutes from start to finish including opening activities and three video segments.

Can this workshop be conducted in Spanish?
The Lifeguard Workshop Video is subtitled in Spanish and the material can be presented to Spanish speaking audiences.

How much does the Lifeguard Workshop Video Cost?
The Lifeguard Workshop Video is available free of charge.

Can we host a workshop if our school, community or organization has recently experienced a completed suicide?
The Lifeguard Workshops is a suicide prevention workshop. It is not a postvention resource and cannot be conducted in a school or community where there has been a completion within the last year.

What resources are available to help me prepare for conducting a Lifeguard Workshop?
The Trevor Project has created an e-learning module to help you prepare for and successfully conduct a workshop. This e-learning module will be available on September 15th. The Trevor Project has also created the Trevor Resource kit to provide resources and tools to make your Lifeguard Workshop a success.

Can the Lifeguard Workshop Lesson plans be adapted or changed?
To learn more about appropriate alterations to the lesson plans please reach out to Nathan Belyeu, Senior Education Manager at

How can I access the Lifeguard Workshop Video and lesson plans?
To learn more about how to access the Lifeguard Workshop Video and resources please click here.

To access the Lifeguard Workshop Video please click HERE.