On Thursday, January 26, at 2 p.m. EST, a panel of experts will share evidence-based strategies for helping LGBTQI2-S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Two-Spirit) youth of color. The panel includes:
- Brian Altman, director, Division of Policy Innovation, SAMHSA
- Jerry Peterson, executive director, Ruth Ellis Center
- Jackie Malstrom, (Akimel O’odham/Yaqui) youth engagement specialist, National Indian Child Welfare Association
- Laurin Mayeno, Laurin Mayeno Consulting, founder, Out Proud Families
- Stephanie Dukes, Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign (moderator)
The panel will discuss some issues affecting LGBTQI2-S youth of color and share ways to help providers, afterschool program facilitators, families, and youth understand the intersection of identities and the challenges associated with trauma, suicide, and resilience.
Participants will learn strategies to address behavioral health challenges and facilitate healing among children, youth, and families. State and local community leaders, health care providers, child- and youth-serving agencies, schools, LGBTQI2-S supporting organizations, and caregivers are encouraged to watch and participate in the webisode.
KSOC-TV live, interactive webisode “Intersecting Identities: Improving Health Outcomes for LGBTQI2-S Youth of Color”
Thursday, January 26, 2017
2-3 p.m. EST
Participate online as we webcast live. Bookmark this link for January 26: http://bit.ly/KSOCTVYoC
Mark your calendars and join the live Q&A by tweeting questions using the hashtag #KSOCTV. Be sure to share with your social networks and spread the word!