Classroom Course » Working with Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Transitional Age Youth

Dates & Times:
April 27, Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hosted By:
Felton Institute Research and Training

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Credits Quantity Unit Price
7.00 $100.00




Description:
This training program provides an outline of the developmental and clinical issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender transitional age youth and other young persons. It offers some insight into differences between gender identity and sexual orientation.  It discusses the impact of adverse societal reactions such as bullying, harassment, transphobia and homophobia on the health, mental health and self-esteem of LGBT youth.  It also provides some guidelines in developing an empathetic, effective clinical approach in working with these clients and their families/loved ones. It highlights the salient issues in transgender youth and the psychological/physiological impact of gender transition. It outlines the central elements of school and other public policies in protecting and nurturing LGBT transitional age youth.
Objective:
  1. Develop insight into the developmental and clinical issues related to gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) transitional age youth.
  2. Identify the myths and reality of variance of gender identity and sexual orientation explaining the common error of confusing gender variant young people with gay or lesbian youth.
  3. Develop skills in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender affirming counseling, psychotherapy and social work practice including managing the high suicide risk of many LGBT youth and adolescents.
  4. Discuss the impact of adverse societal reactions such as school bullying, harassment, transphobia and homophobia on the health, mental health and self-esteem of LGBT youth.
  5. Describe the salient issues in gender transitioning and working with transgender transitional age youth.
  6. Discuss and propose effective school and other public policies in managing homophobia, transphobia and responding to bullying and harassment of LGBT teens and adolescents in schools.
  7. Analyze the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, homelessness and sex work on the physical and emotional well-being of LGBT youth.

Intended Audience:
Social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, other mental health/social work trainees, nurses, other health care professionals, school teachers, school administrators, foster care professionals/parents, parents and loved ones of LGBT youths.
Venue:
601 Van Ness, Community Room
601 Van Ness
Mezzanine Level, Community Room
San Francisco, California 94102
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