Some details and names of children have been changed to protect their identities. Alex and Carlos Torres have received no less than four life-changing phone calls since they married in
One goal of these priorities is to put a spotlight on the most urgent needs facing children, youth, and families in the child welfare system. We want to start a conversation now so that legislators have the information and background they need to take meaningful action next year.
It is sometimes believed that talking to a youth about suicide can actually trigger them to become suicidal, but this is a total misconception. The opposite is true. Often youth do not initiate the conversation when they are experiencing suicidal thoughts because of fear of judgment or overreaction.
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