Providing Services to LGBTQ Youth
If your organization provides services to children and adolescents, then you are serving LGBTQ youth. Whether your staff are sufficiently competent to deliver culturally appropriate care is a question all leaders and managers need to ask themselves.
More and more, today’s youth are openly self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) their sexuality and gender identity. There is an urgent need to ensure that comprehensive and culturally competent social and mental health services and resources are available for LGBTQ youth. Though over the past ten years the child trauma treatment field has made significant inroads to increase awareness and competency in matters of culture and race, LGBTQ youth are often excluded from this discussion.
Join the upcoming Benchmark webinar to learn more about the LGBTQ youth population, cultural implications, and programmatic considerations. At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define basic concepts regarding LGBTQ youth
- Discuss cultural considerations needed when working with the LGBTQ youth population
- Describe programmatic considerations when working with the LGBTQ youth population
Join us and the National Council for Behavioral Health on Wednesday, December 5 at 2 p.m. EST as Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, Director of Children and Trauma-Informed Services, and Sarah Flinspach, Project Coordinator, present on providing services to LGBTQ youth. Save your seat today!
Another resource is SafeSchoolsNC. : www.safeschoolsnc.org or on Facebook at SafeSchoolsNC. LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.