Connect, Accept , Respond, Empower (CARE): How to Support LGBTQ Youth
The Trevor Project’s CARE Training is an interactive and intensive training that provides adults with an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for suicide.
After participating in this training participants will be able to:
- Discuss the unique challenges facing LGBTQ youth in their home, school and other environments.
- Explain the risk factors and warning signs of suicide
- Describe how to respond to a youth who is at risk for suicide and connect them to appropriate resources
- Explain how to create supportive environments for all youth that promote resiliency and decrease the risk for suicide.
- Describe the services offered by The Trevor Project and how youth can access them
Who should request a CARE Training?
The Trevor Project’s CARE Training has several modules to provide specific support and tools for adults who work with youth, including:
- K-12 School Staff and Educators
- Higher Education Staff and Professionals – Make this ‘Higher Education Staff and Faculty’
- Health Professionals
In addition to the audiences above, our CARE Trainings are presented to an array of adults including those working in the foster care system, residence life professionals, adults working with adjudicated youth, school counselor and social work students, adults working with homeless and runaway youth, spiritual and faith leaders, and many more.
The Trevor Project’s CARE Training can be combined with the Trevor Ally Training for audiences who may need additional training in cultural competency in working with LGBTQ young people.
For more information on what to expect, read the Adult Education FAQ.