Ozark Center and the Equality Alliance of MSSU are joining together to host a FREE Trevor Project workshop for counseling professionals and the general public.

Connect, Accept, Respond Empower . . . .

The Trevor Project Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower (C.A.R.E) workshop provides an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths, and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for suicide.

Training sessions include best practices and practical steps that service providers, educators and others can take to promote a positive environment for all young people.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30

Billingsly Student Center Ballroom
Missouri Southern State University

For more information  or to register, call (417) 347-7220

The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization, was established in 1998 by the creators of the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film Trevor. Trevor Lifeline (a toll-free telephone service), Trevor Chat and TrevorSpace are resources that youths can use to express their concerns or ask questions.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in young people ages 15 to 24.  Youths in the LGBTQ community are four times more likely to attempt suicide as their straight peers.