P-15: School-Based Protective Factors to Mitigate Suicidal Ideation in Transgender Youth
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Transgender youth have a very high rate of suicidal ideation, in comparison to non-transgender peers. Furthermore, transgender youth experience very high levels of victimization in school and lower levels of protective factors, as compared to non-transgender peers. Protective factors can have a significant and meaningful impact on reducing the rate of suicidal ideation for transgender youth. This presentation will inform participants on the research on protective factors that may be implemented in schools to mitigate the risk of suicidal ideation for transgender youth.

Rachel Round, graduate student, Chapman University.

Strand: C, Topic: 16, Skill Level: II