Lab Series: LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide Risk Reduction


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Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: up to 5.25 (Certificate of Attendance)

Target Audience: Professionals or organizations; Community members (members of a community or consumers); Students or educators (including faculty, administrators, supervisors, etc.)

Developed for: SAMHSA Region 3


Though suicide touches every community, the stunningly disproportionate rate of self-induced deaths among LGBTQ+ youth is an ongoing emergency. Family rejection, trauma, addiction, social stigma and discrimination, and prejudice-related mental health concerns have enormous impact on suicidal ideation. This three-part lab series will highlight some of the pressures that lead sexual and gender minority youth to suicide, what factors elevate or lower self-harm risk, as well as clinical and community-based interventions to help build resilience. Learners will have ample time to practice with case scenarios and integrate new skills into their practice serving LGBTQ+ adolescents and emerging adults.


  1. Examine the dynamics of suicide among LGBTQ+ youth, including prevalence, disparities, trends, psychosocial challenges, and help-seeking behaviors.
  2. Explore unique risk and protective factors for self harm among LGBTQ+ youth.
  3. Identify methods to provide sensitive risk assessment and safety planning, and boost LGBTQ+ resilience to self-harm and suicide.

LAB 1: LGBTQ+ Youth and the Self-Harm Continuum, September 12, 1:00-3:00 PM EST

LAB 2: Trauma-Responsive Risk Assessment, September 19, 1:00-3:00 PM EST

LAB 3: Community-Centered Healing and Resilience, September 26, 1:00-3:00 PM EST



Kate Bishop, MSSA (she/her), Education Coordinator at the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity of Chase Brexton, is a seasoned professional development trainer with expertise in serving LGBTQ populations, sexual and reproductive health care, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, and training adult learners. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Gender Studies from Hiram College and a Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.




In order to be eligible for the contact hours and/or certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.

If you are having issues accessing the room or the application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.


If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].

Starts: Sep. 12, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Sep. 26, 2024 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
September 26, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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