Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower – How to Support LGBTQ Youth
This workshop will provide an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for suicide. The first half of the workshop will focus on what research states regarding reducing the risk of suicide and promoting resiliency. After reviewing current research, there will be an emphasis on best practices and practical steps that service providers, educators, and others can take to promote a positive environment for all youth.
Nathan Belyeu joined The Trevor Project in 2011 with a wide array of experience in providing resources directly to LGBTQI youth and developing and managing programs. Before joining The Trevor Project, Nathan worked at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was the first person to hold the position of Coordinator for LGBTQI Health. In this position he enlarged the university Safe Zone program to include a Train the Trainer program and he served as a resource for LGBTQI students, faculty, staff and their allies. A native of St. Augustine Florida Nathan moved to North Carolina for college and completed his undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University in Boone before moving to Greensboro to pursue a Masters in Education in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. When Nathan isn’t working at The Trevor Project he can be found in the kitchen cooking a meal for close friends, volunteering his time in his faith community or enjoying one of New York City’s many cultural offerings. Nathan’s LGBTQ hero: The Bishop Gene Robinson.
Continuing Professional Education:
We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.