Allies of LGTBQ Youth

Overview and Evaluation of “How to be an ALLY for LGTBQ Youth”

WED, OCT 16, 2013

UNC School of Social Work

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 11:00am-12:30pm, with catered reception to follow 

Where: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium, UNC School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC

CEUs: 1.5 contact hours available

 Free and open to all

Description:

The North Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention Program, a collaboration between NCDPH, Youth Suicide Prevention and NCDPI, Healthy Schools, has implemented “How to be an Ally,” a training program designed to train school and other professionals working with youth in organizational settings to support LGTBQ youth, prevent suicide among LGTBQ youth, and promote organizational change supporting LGTBQ youth.

This seminar will discuss the program, its implementation strengths and challenges in NC, and preliminary evaluation results.

  •  Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 12-18 year-olds in the US.
  • LGTBQ youth are 2-4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers.

 PRESENTERS

SHERRY LEHMAN MED LPC

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Youth Suicide Prevention School Consultant

NC Division of Public Health

Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

 

ELLEN ESSICK PHD

HIV Policy and Programs Consultant

NC Department of Public Instruction

 

LAWRENCE SCHOLL, MPH

Doctoral Student

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

 

Questions? Contact Liz Knight or Debbie Barrett

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