Resources for foster parents of LGBTQ+ Children & Youth

Produced by The Trevor Project, this 21 page guide is written to guide children and youth exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

An excellent resource for foster parents to better understand the process  of "coming out".

Reducing the risk of youth suicide requires making positive changes. To help make it easier for schools to prevent, assess, intervene in, and respond to suicidal behavior, The Trevor Project has collaborated to create a Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention.

The Trevor Project Lifeguard Workshop video is a learning tool specifically designed for you to help young people:

  • Identify the challenges faced by LGBTQ people.
  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide.
  • Respond to someone whom may be in crisis.

This video training and curriculum is based on Trevor’s in-person workshop that is listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention and is free of charge to educators and youth service providers.

Curriculum & Classroom Activities:

  • Lifeguard Workshop LGBTQ Lesson Plans
  • Lifeguard Workshop General Audience Lesson Plans
  • Resource and Curriculum Guide
  • Empathy and Awareness Activities for Youth
  • Student Support Inventory
  • Student Evaluation Form
  • Supporting Students
  • Script Writing Lesson


  • Teacher Survey
  • FAQ - Find Answers

The past year has been incredibly difficult for so many, but we also know that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth have faced unique challenges. The Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health sheds light on many of these challenges by capturing the experiences of nearly 35,000 LGBTQ youth ages 13–24 across the United States.

Our third annual survey provides brand new data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health care disparities, discrimination, food insecurity, conversion therapy, and suicide — in addition to the benefits of LGBTQ-affirming spaces and respecting the pronouns of transgender and nonbinary youth.

We are also proud that this sample is our most diverse yet, with 45% being LGBTQ youth of color and 38% being transgender or nonbinary.