Gender and sexuality are central features of identity development in adolescence. When a person’s internal experience of gender and/or sexuality does not match what would typically be expected of them based on their external appearance, it can cause great distress and difficulty. This workshop will show helpers how to best support youth in these situations. Participants will develop an awareness and understanding of what this experience can be like, enabling them to create more accessible and welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two spirit, queer, and all individuals expressing the diversity of sexuality and gender.
Some of the Topics Included
- Our Sense of Identity: “Who am I?”
- Key Aspects of Gender and Sexual Diversity
- Gender and Sexual Diversity Spectrum
- Affirmative Approaches to Support
- The Negative Impacts of Minority Stress
- The Critical Periods in Development
- Strategies to Support Youth’s Needs
- The Influence of Family on Well-being
- Considerations for Supporting Families
- Creating Safer Schools
This is an intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, youth care workers, and anyone seeking a better understanding of ways to create more accessible and welcoming environments for LGBT2SQ+ youth.
Date & Time:
November 23-24, 2020 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. MST
For more information and to register, go here.