Offers tips to therapists who work with LGBTQ youth experiencing self-injury and suicidal ideation. The fact sheet describes challenges that LGBTQ youth face and helpful approaches therapists can take to support the youth they are working with.
The following resources on LGBTQ Youth were developed by the NCTSN.
Outline techniques for engaging families in affirming treatment and care of their LGBTQ youth, including a review of techniques used within the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) with founder Caitlin Ryan.
Discusses how professionals can recognize qualities of a safe, affirming environment where staff can explore personal views and values, and articulate professional responsibilities.
Aims to build provider awareness on the experiences of LGBTQ youth in psychiatric, child welfare, juvenile justice, and other residential settings. Speakers will examine the effects of trauma and the systemic barriers faced by LGBTQ youth in out of home care.
Offers information to parents and caregiver on how to help military children and adolescents who identify as LGBTQ deal with the many challenges they face. This tip sheet describes common thoughts or situations LGBTQ youth may have and how parents and caregivers may help.
Includes articles that range from a report on teen suicide screening and intervention to new resources for bringing an LGBTQ lens to trauma-informed care.
Features five LGBTQ youth who discuss their own trauma experiences related to their respective LGBTQ identities, how they strengthened their resilience, and how professionals helped them.
Provides a map for increasing trauma therapist's comfort, willingness, and knowledge to initiate and facilitate sexual health conversations that promote LGBTQ youth coming to know the positive potential for their sexual development and health.
Discusses sexual assault that occurs within the context of ongoing relationships and those that occur in a one-time interaction (e.g., at a party, among casual acquaintances, friends who are not in an ongoing intimate/romantic relationship).
Discusses the Safe Places, Safe Spaces video product.
Offers concrete strategies and recommendations for providers working with LGBTQ youth who have experienced trauma. This webinar series discusses how to increase access to services, create a safe environment for care, and work with families and schools.
Introduces the viewer to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who have experienced trauma.