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A practitioner's resource guide: Helping families to support their LGBT children

This resource guide offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children. Research has shown that compared to LGBT young adults who reported high levels of family rejection during adolescence were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide. 

Families-Parents and Caregivers, LGBT, Youth, Family Support

Engaging and empowering aboriginal youth: A toolkit for service providers

This tooklit covers understanding and integrating cultural identity, increasing youth engagement,  establishing partnerships, and evaluation when developing programs for youth violence prevention. While it focuses on aboriginal populations in Canada, much of the content also applies to youth empowerment initiatives with Native youth in the United States. 

American Indian-Alaska Native, Culturally Specific Messaging, Youth

Media guidelines for school administrators who may interact with reporters about youth suicide

This brief manual explores how media accounts can actually serve as a suicide prevention tool by: assisting news professionals to report responsibly and accurately; using a media request for information as an opportunity to influence the contents of the story; emphasizing the importance of listing available community resources for individuals at-risk and describing what is being done to promote safety for vulnerable individuals in the aftermath of a suicide; and warning against the aspects of news coverage that may promote copycat suicides.

Youth, Working with News Media, School

Suicidality and help-seeking behaviors in American Indian youth

Data Trend #143 May 2007. This fact sheet summarizes research on suicidality and help-seeking behavior in American Indian youth and discusses the importance of culture in determining both outcomes.

American Indian-Alaska Native, Youth, Increase Help-seeking

Youth advocate to advocate for youth: The next transition

This guide, which is intended for young people, helps youth focus on advocating for change by telling their stories and working on the transition to adulthood.

Youth, Telling Your Own Story