Youth Suicide Prevention Community of Practice: Special Populations in Youth Suicide Prevention: Rural and LGBTQ Youth

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For the third meeting of the Youth Suicide Prevention Community of Practice (CoP), the guest speakers presented about two populations at increased risk for youth suicide and shared strategies to reduce these risks. The meeting was moderated by Erica Streit-Kaplan, CSN Technical Assistance Specialist. Barri Faucett, MA of the Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (ASPEN) program addressed suicide prevention and intervention efforts for rural communities. She identified obstacles and barriers unique to rural populations as well as review potential success strategies for interventions. Nathan Belyeu, of The Trevor Project provided an overview of the Trevor Project's education programs including suggestions for including LGBTQ specific information in gatekeeper education and best practices for suicide prevention education with youth. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. For best viewing, run the Adobe Connect Archive with the attached audio file: 

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