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Engaging Black 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth

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Youth Implementation Guide

The guide was created between 2020-2023 by the QIC-2SLGBTQIA+ community, this guide is a resource for professionals who are new to, or struggling with, engaging Black 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in their work.

This guide will help you figure out where to start, identify possible strategies and engagement activities, and point you towards additional resources.

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LGBTQ2+ Resources

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression

Glossary of Terms 

This glossary of terms related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) is a resource for behavioral health practitioners to better understand language commonly used in LGBTQ2+ communities. The glossary is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. It should be noted that people use terms in different ways, and the best practice is always to honor language an individual uses to identify themselves.

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Language Guidance When Serving LGBTQ2+ Populations

The CoE LGBTQ+ BHE has created this language guidance related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) as a resource for behavioral health practitioners to better understand the most recent language used in LGBTQ+ communities. The guidance outlines outdated language, updated language, and why each matters.


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Family Peer Support Application
Youth Peer Support Application

Who is eligible to attend this training:

The links below in section 2 of the regulations, show the qualifications that need to be met in order to become a certified Kentucky Family or Youth Peer Support Specialist. 


908 KAR 2:240. Kentucky Youth Peer Support Specialist.

908 KAR 2:230. Kentucky Family Peer Support Specialist.

Registration Link: 

You can find up to date information anytime on our website: 

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email:

National Hotlines for Help

National Dating Abuse Helpline

Offers confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US.


Call: 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224)

Text: “LOVEIS” to 22522.


The National Sexual Assault Hotline

Telephone: 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Online chat:



988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or Text: 988


Deaf and Hard of Hearing: for TTY users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988

Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis

llama al 988 o envía un texto al 988, o chat via (en inglés) 


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741


The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth)

Call: 1-866-488-7386

Text: START to 678678

Visit TrevorChat:

Veteran's Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

TTY: 1-800-799-4889


Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

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Substance Use Treatment Locator

Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available.

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746).


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at

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