Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Youth

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.


Ashby Dodge, LCSW

Clinical director at The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24. Ms. Dodge has a private practice in New York City and specializes in couples and family therapy; LGBTQ and women’s issues; and substance abuse.