The Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Sexual Minority Youth in Wisconsin: 2007-2011

This report analyzes data from three consecutive YRBS samples to explore the health disparities between sexual minority youth and sexual majority youth.

The Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

Two particular resources of interest can be found at:

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children written by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

First practice guidelines for engaging diverse families to decrease their LGBT children’s risk for suicide, homelessness, HIV and other negative outcomes and to promote well-being, based on research and core principles from the Family Acceptance Project. Published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS

Supportive Families, Healthy Children

Key information from our research on how families can help support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children. These family education booklets have been designated as a “Best Practice” resource for suicide prevention for LGBT people by the national Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.

2015 National School Climate Survey

LGBTQ Students Experience Pervasive Harassment and Discrimination, But School-Based Supports Can Make a Difference

The GLSEN National School Climate Survey (pdf) is our flagship report on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face at school and the school-based resources that support LGBTQ students’ well-being. The survey has consistently indicated that specific school-based supports are related to a safer and more inclusive school climate, including: supportive educators, LGBT-inclusive curriculum, comprehensive anti-bullying policies, and supportive student clubs, such as Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs).

Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth  A free workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. From the SPRC.

Preventing Suicidal Behavior among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth: Developing LGBT Cultural Competence  an agency assessment from the SPRC

Step In – Speak Up 

Kognito produces online, avatar based trainings in support of suicide prevention. Step In- Speak Up is professional development simulation for K-12 educators designed to help create a safe and supportive campus for LGBTQ students.

Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth from the SPRC, 2008

Support for Transgender Youth is More Important than Ever from

The Trevor Project, suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth

What Can Wisconsin Communities Do To Support the Health of LGBTQ Youth? (Notes from Brian J.’s Prevent Suicide Wisconsin teleconference on Jan. 17, 2017)