Building Healthy Lives through Education

This program was established in 1979 when Long Island Crisis Center recognized the need for schools to address the issues of adolescent depression and suicide prevention. This program delivers workshops on-site in schools to both students and professional staff. These workshops encompass a menu of topics that respond to emerging health problems and emotional dilemmas that are threatening young people and presenting challenging behaviors for classroom teachers to resolve in an academic setting.

Topics for students currently include: Suicide Awareness and Prevention; Anger Management; Understanding Self-Injury; Cyber Bullying Awareness; Understanding Homophobia; Understanding Transphobia; and Facilitating Gay/Straight Alliances. School faculty is offered Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Making Schools Safer for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth (LGBTQ).

New this Fall 2014 are additional workshops for school professionals: Adolescent Self-Injury; Adolescent Eating Disorders; and Cultural Competency in Working with LGBTQ Youth of Color.

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