Monday, June 2, 2014

Affirming LGBTQI2-S youth and families through full inclusion.~ Biweekly Update, May 30, 2014

Clinical Issues in Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Questioning Youth
Developed by Dr. Gerald Mallon, Executive Director of the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence (NCCWE) and the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), this PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of significant developmental issues for LGBTQ youth, explores various clinical issues for LGBTQ youth, and shares intervention strategies and implications for practice.  This presentation was delivered at Grand Rounds for Psychiatric Interns at the Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana. (May 2014)

Standardization of Sexual Orientation Questions on Youth Risk Behavior Survey 
For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will make sexual orientation items standard on their national and state/local high school Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) questionnaires! For more information:

Supports and Services for LGBT Youth in Recovery
This webinar presented information about the experiences of youth, barriers to accessing existing youth-oriented recovery supports, promising approaches to LGBT-specific youth programming and best practices for engaging LGBT youth and fostering safe and inclusive environments.
In case you missed it, you can access this archived webinar at  

Published by National Workgroup to Address the Needs of Children and Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S and Their Families ~ Affirming LGBTQI2-S youth and families through full inclusion.~  Biweekly Update, May 30, 2014.   Workgroup Coordinator, Jeffrey Poirier, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research,
Workgroup webpage:

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