With September being suicide prevention month, it was imperative to have Kevin Wong on the podcast today. Kevin is the Vice President of Communications for the Trevor Project, and he shares with us all the amazing resources the Trevor Project has for LGBTQ youth and their parents. There are many stigmas when it comes to talking about suicide and Kevin and the team at the Trevor Project are bringing awareness, advocacy, and safe places for LGBTQ youth to have these conversations. Join Heather and Kevin as they discuss the importance of the Trevor Project and supporting children in the LGBTQ community.
Do not miss these highlights:
01:50 – A little about Kevin
03:58 – Who the Trevor Project is
08:46 – How to get this information to our children
11:23 – Moderators on the site
12:45 – Resources for questions and support children can get on the Trevor project site
14:55 – The Trevor Project & advocacy work
18:33 – How to be an advocate
21:47 – What signs parents can look for in their kids, that may show they want to come out or are struggling
23:33 – The acronym C.A.R.E for helping a kid in a moment of crisis
27:32 – The stigma of these topics
30:40 – How to receive your child when they come out
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About our guest:
Kevin Wong (he/him) is the Vice President of Communications for The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ young people. He oversees the organization’s communications strategy, including media relations, celebrity engagement, internal and executive communications, speaking engagements and awards, crisis communications, and more.
Kevin works closely with The Trevor Project’s marketing and creative teams to develop 360-degree campaigns that promote the organization’s crisis services, resources, partnerships and innovations, as well as its research, education, and advocacy initiatives. He leads a team of 12 that PR Daily recently awarded as Communications Team of the Year.
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