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About This Event

According to the latest Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey, youth who are part of the LGBTQI community are significantly more at risk for struggles with mental health, addiction, homelessness and suicide. Youth who identify as LGBTQI are more likely to be marginalized and to become victims of violence and exploitation 

Youth-serving professionals and other adults have a unique opportunity to help alleviate these disparities by creating safe, affirming environments for all youth. This workshop will present a culturally comprehensive approach to understanding the needs of this youth subpopulation and strategies for creating positive relationships and environments that allow them to thrive. Attendees will: 

  • discuss general cultural competency components; 
  • identify specific issues of working with the LGBTQ youth population; and 
  • identify best practices in working with the LGBTQ youth population.



  • Morgan Bow, MA

    Regional Coalition Coordinator, Indiana Youth Services Association and Co-chair for the IPATH LGBTQIA Committee

    Morgan Bow has a master’s degree in criminal justice with a research focus in human trafficking. In her current role with the Indiana Trafficking Victim’s Assistance Program (ITVAP), Morgan works to educate communities on understanding, identifying and responding to human trafficking and will be co-chairing a new working group through IPATH that will address education about and prevention of exploitation of LGBTQIA persons.