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SOGIE SERIES # 2 – LGBTQ+ Youth: An Historic to Contemporary Overview

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SOGIE SERIES # 2 – LGBTQ+ Youth: An Historic to Contemporary Overview

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Apr 3, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


SOGIE SERIES #2: LGBTQ+ Youth: An Historic to Contemporary Overview 

LGBTQ+ youth, according to multiple sources, consistently and disproportionately experience marginalization and health inequities at higher rates as compared to their cis/het counterparts. In fact, Q+ youth identify 4xs higher ACES (Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol 107, September 2020) and rate of attempting suicide among Q+ teens is more than twice the rate of suicide attempts among all US teens (Newport Academy website). When adding other identities such as race, ethnicity, abilities, and socio-economic factors, health disparity’s data increases even more. How do we effect the societal and relationship challenges that Q+ young people and their families face so that trauma-informed care and resiliency building skills can be eclipsed by thriving? We will explore strategies, frameworks, and approaches for including Q+ youth in curricula, classroom, and community programming a new narrative of thriving can be achieved.

This professional development opportunity will offer contemporary scholarship, national data, and credible resources as well as tips and techniques for understanding and supporting LGBTQ+ youth and families. Participants will hear from experienced educators who provide direct prevention services in the community and teach in various types of learning spaces. Participants are encouraged to evolve the conversation, bring comments, questions, and concerns so that we can fully explore the benefits of purposeful inclusion for Q+ youth and families.

CEUS: Prevention, CHES

Hours: 3

Domains: Cultural Competency

Learning Objectives:

  1. I can identify 3 methods for including LGBTQ+ youth in my work.
  2. I can recognize how co-constructing new narratives for thriving with LGBTQ+ youth and allies can positively inform my work.
  3. I can agree that values are unique to everyone, shaping the way each person walks through life (how we react, make decisions, and form relationships), and that it is my professional responsibility to encourage health and well-being.

Presenter: Richelle Frabotta MSEd, CSE, CSES

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