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The Tech Enhancing The Trevor Project’s Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth”

How is technology revolutionizing the way we provide mental health support to LGBTQ+ youth? In this special episode of the Tech Talks Daily Podcast, I sit down with Emmett Troxel, Director of Contact Center Technology at The Trevor Project, during the Genesys Xperience 2024 CX event in Denver, Colorado. 

With over 25 years of expertise in contact center operations, specializing in IVR, Interaction Routing, Workforce Management, and Automation, Emmett brings a wealth of experience to their role as the Director of Contact Center Technology at the Trevor Project. He is dedicated to leveraging technology for good, helping end suicide among LGBTQ+ young people.

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ+ young people, and Emmett shares how they are leveraging cutting-edge technology to save young lives.

Emmett discusses the imperative for The Trevor Project to evolve its services from more than a dozen vendors to an all-in-one platform, enhancing their ability to support the LGBTQ+ community and manage their unique staffing needs. Emmett delves into the challenges and successes of managing a diverse workforce of full-time staff and thousands of volunteers, highlighting the importance of formalized training, real-time supervision, and the right mix of skills for both voice and digital interactions.

Throughout the conversation, Emmett provides valuable insights into how The Trevor Project is integrating new technologies, including soon-to-come social media platform integrations, to extend their reach and effectiveness. He shares the transformative impact of these advancements on their 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text services, as well as TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth.

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