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Youth Suicide Prevention: Risk & Protective Factors [downloadable]

sslogo-greyscaleThe Safe Schools Coalition serves a world-wide constituency to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools and to help schools better meet the needs of sexual minority youth and children with sexual minority parents/guardians locally, nationally and internationally, by…

  1. providing resources to schools (posters, publications),
  2. raising parent/guardian, student, educator and community awareness (list serve, website, public speaking, media),
  3. providing skill-based training for educators (administrators and other professional and paraprofessional staff),
  4. serving as a technical advisory resource (to researchers, policy-makers, educators and activists — students, parents/guardians, community members), and
  5. conducting and disseminating research (to educators, policy-makers and activists).
“Youth Suicide Prevention: Risk & Protective Factors” is a downloadable resource that outlines the suicide risks and protective factors (the skills, strengths, resources, supports or coping strategies that reduce risk) for young people in general, LGBTQ youth, Native American youth, homeless youth,  youth in foster care, and youth involved in the juvenile justice system. 
A variety of resources, organized by audience, type, topic, and location are available on the Safe Schools Coalition website. Safe Schools Coalition also provides a Spanish language version of many resources, which are accessible here.
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