Lifeguard Workshop

Lifeguard Workshop Video FAQs

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 conduct 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.

For information on resources and support for those who have experienced a loss by suicide, please visit The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.