This webinar explores LGBTQ youth suicide prevention from the family perspective. Offered in collaboration with Oregon Family Support Network.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
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.
- Oregon Family Support Network Protective Factors Family Prevention Form
- The Trevor Project's Self-Care Guide
- The Family Acceptance Project: General Acceptance Poster (in English); visit the Family Acceptance Project website for posters in other languages and more information about the Family Acceptance Project
- The Family Acceptance Project: Conservative Acceptance Poster (in English); visit the Family Acceptance Project website for posters in other languages and more information about the Family Acceptance Project
- Parents’ Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know, from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB PreventionDivision of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control
- Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBTQ People, from the National LGBT Health Education Center
- LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Resources curated by the Northwest MHTTC
- 50 Simple Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul
- Awareness and Information Resources
- Fifteen Apps Parents Should Know About
- The 10 Life Domains
- Self-Care for Families and Family Members
- Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions
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.