According to the latest Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey, youth who are part of the LGBTQ community are significantly more at risk for struggles with mental health, addiction, homelessness and suicide.
Youth-serving professionals and other adults have a unique opportunity to help alleviate these disparities by creating safe, affirming environments for all youth.
This presentation aims to increase understanding of, and ability to provide support to, the diverse LGBTQ+ youth in our community. You will gain:
- working knowledge of the difference between gender, sexuality and sex;
- awareness of risk factors surrounding LGBTQ+ youth; and
- understanding of best practices when working with LBGTQ+ youth.