This training is designed to create dialogue around being an adult ally for LGBTQ youth by informing participants about common terminology, the “coming out” process, and challenges at home, in school, and the community.
We educate youth-serving professionals on the challenges faced by LGBTQ young people.
In addition to the audiences below, Ally training has been presented to adults within the foster care system, those working with adjudicated, homeless or runaway youth, with spiritual or faith leaders, and many more.
K-12 school staff and educators
Higher education staff & professionals
What you will learn
Through activities, participants are encouraged to explore their biases, build knowledge, and develop empathy. Participants will be able to:
Describe various terminology within LGBTQ communities.
Explain the unique challenges facing LGBTQ youth.
Identify ways to create safer environments.
Discuss the services offered by The Trevor Project.
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