Annual Report FY2014
Lifeguard Workshop DVD
During FY14 nearly 700 DVD versions of our interactive Trevor Lifeguard Workshop were sent nationwide. Available to educators and adults who work with young people, this digital training helps youth recognize the impact of homophobic and transphobic language, identify the warning signs of suicide, understand some of the unique challenges facing many LGBTQ youth, find healthy ways to cope with stress, and more. To learn more, visit: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/train-a-trevor-lifeguard/
Too often volunteers on the Lifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText hear from youth who experience unsafe learning environments, unsupportive teachers, and hurtful peers. That’s why The Trevor Project was proud to serve as a consultant to Kognito Interactive, an award-winning developer of online training simulations, to help support LGBTQ youth in schools. Through this partnership, we worked to ensure the videos address the unique needs of LGBTQ youth in school and higher education.
As a result, a series of online training modules were developed – “Step In, Speak Up” for educators, and “LGBTQ on Campus” for higher education staff as well as students – that allow trainees to learn how to create safer, more affirming environments for LGBTQ youth. In many states, these trainings are even offered free-of-charge! To learn more about these innovative education programs, visit www.Trvr.org/Kognito.
NEW YORK YOUTH SERVICES
In the past fiscal year, the Trevor Education Department partnered with New York’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to provide nine crucial suicide prevention trainings for affiliated youth services providers.
These trainings, which included cultural competency, crisis intervention, and ally trainings, allowed youth service providers to gain invaluable education for how to support the LGBTQ youth in their care while understanding and affirming their identities.
Every year, The Trevor Project attends, tables, and presents at a wide range of conferences across the country. From workshops to day-long institutes, our presence raises visibility for our life-saving programs while also sharing suicide prevention education with a hundreds upon hundreds of conference-goers. Here are just a few of the conferences Trevor attended in FY14.
- American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference
- Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum
- Coalition of “Anti-Violence Projects” (Southern States)
- Creating Change Conference
- Gay Christian Network Conference
- HRC’s Time to Thrive (Partner)
- Iowa Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth
- National Association for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth
- National Association of School Nurses Conference
- National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference
- National LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Summit
- Philly Trans Health Conference