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Be Aware & Care: Working with LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Training

The primary goal of this workshop is to increase the cultural competency of service providers working with LGBTQ+ youth in out-of-home situations. The training will include an overview of gender identity and sexual orientation and provide attendees with a working knowledge of current appropriate terminology. The discussion will be had on risks factors, including suicide and family rejection, as well as barriers to accessing services that are faced specifically by LGBTQ+ youth. Participants will also learn what steps can be taken by intake workers, case managers, social workers, youth supervisors and others to improve the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth accessing services by engaging in individual and institutional level strategies.


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