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
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.
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
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health