1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Milestones and Meanings: A Brief Introduction for Emerging LGBTQ+ Allies
This new training is designed to provide a brief introduction to the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, an overview of the laws and policies which define the rights of LGBTQ+ youth and the expectations for those working with them, and some of the current vocabulary and resources to support emerging allies. Members of the LGBTQ+ community have historically been denied fair and equal treatment compared to their heterosexual/cisgender counterparts. The discrimination faced by the LGBTQ+ community, combined with the ever present pressures of adolescence and maturation, contribute to LGBTQ+ youth being represented in out of home placements at a disproportionately high rate and being particularly vulnerable to risks such as suicide, substance abuse, among many others. In order to reduce these risks, youth need supportive/affirming adults to help them navigate the challenges of adolescence and society while they come to terms with their own identity.
It is recommended that participants attend this Webex training prior to attending the half-day companion classroom training LGBTQ+ Youth: Building Responsive and Respectful Care.
You may use the Human Services Learning Center link to register: https://www.hslcnys.org/hslc/