Communities Must Tailor Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts to Those Who Need Them Most
Research shows that youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth have elevated suicide risk, highlighting the need for tailored prevention strategies. Child Trends’ new brief Communities Must Tailor Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts to Those Who Need Them Most offers three recommendations to help community-based organizations tailor their youth suicide prevention efforts to these populations’ unique needs and strengths:
- Center youth voice by prioritizing their leadership and input in developing youth suicide prevention programs.
- Identify youth suicide risk factors and promote protective factors that capitalize on a population’s strengths.
- Partner with other organizations in youth’s communities to coordinate efforts and leverage each group’s unique strengths.