988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Cultural Considerations for LGBTQ+ Youth
John P. Duggan, EdD and Preston Mitchum, ESQ, LLM
Cultural Considerations for LGBTQ+ Youth covers current cultural considerations for LGBTQ+ youth that relate to risk factors that are putting this community at a higher risk of suicide, as well as key protective factors that help to reduce suicide risk and improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ youth.
Included in this course is a special interview with Preston D. Mitchum, Esq., LLM., Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs at the Trevor Project. He reviews key findings from their 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, which includes results from responses provided by 34,000 LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24) across the United States.
Also included in this course is Chapter One from the ACA Book, Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons by Kristopher M. Goodrich and Melissa Luke, which covers the various identities within the diverse LGBTQI community and historical and societal considerations.
Learners can find the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics here: https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/ethics#2014code
1.Demonstrate awareness of how systemic inequities and marginalization of LGBTQ+ youth are contributing to an increased risk of suicide for individuals within this community.
2.Recognize key considerations related to a counselor's work with LGBTQ+ clients and students.
3.Identify affirmative practices counselors can use when working with LGBTQ+ youth to support resiliency and help to reduce a client or student’s risk of suicide.
1 NBCC Hours; 0 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 1 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours