PAPA Participates in NIH Study

PAPA has been selected to participate in The National Institute of Health’s study to reduce LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Plus) adolescent suicide.

You may not know that suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth ages 12-18 in the U.S. A key preventable suicide risk factor is not feeling safe at school. LGBTQ+ youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide as their straight peers. When we make schools safer for LGBTQ+ youth, we make schools safe for all students. 

This is a 5 year study funded by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. PAPA has organized a team of teachers and an administrator to implement strategies that have been identified as evidence-based to make schools safer for students. You can look forward to training, events and outreach to support our students!

Questions? Please contact Juliette Beck, teacher at PAPA at jbeck@paparts.org

Juliette A. Beck, M.A., Level III
Head of Theatre/Thespian Troupe Director
Public Academy for Performing Arts
jbeck@paparts.org
www.paparts.org

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