Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Youth

Ashby Dodge, LCSW,

"If we provide culturally competent care, LGBTQ youth will be more likely to seek help when they need it."

Why are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers? In this candid and compelling talk, The Trevor Project’s Ashby Dodge examines some of the reasons why. Without pointing fingers, she acknowledges that we don’t really understand this population well and calls on mental health professionals to provide more appropriate care to LGBTQ.