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Navigating the Tough Stuff: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention for Families

10:30am - July 22, 2022 thru 12:00pm - July 22, 2022 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: July 22, 2022
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This webinar explores LGBTQ youth suicide prevention from the family perspective. Offered in collaboration with Oregon Family Support Network.


In this second session of Navigating the Tough Stuff we will address the topic of youth suicide prevention from the family perspective. We will explore together how the 5 Family Protective Factors framework can enhance our prevention efforts through identifying and building upon a family’s individual strengths and skills in each of the protective factor categories.




Shawna Canaga

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Shawna Canaga is a Family Support Specialist and the statewide Peer Delivered Services Trainer for Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN). OFSN is a family run organization that promotes mental, behavioral, and emotional wellness for families and youth through education, support, and advocacy. Shawna comes to this position with over a decade of experience supporting youth and families, and with lived experience as a mother of an adult child with complex mental health needs. Throughout both of these journeys Shawna has cultivated a passion for supporting family-driven and person-centered care within the youth and family serving systems.