In-Service CE: Advocating for LGBTQ Youth
Presenter: Jennifer Bailey, PsyD
Our society is unquestionably becoming more accepting of LGBTQ people, especially when it comes to traditional rites of citizenship like serving in the armed forces, getting married, and parenting. But these gains do not in themselves protect our youth from abuse and discrimination due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression.
- In a 2019 study by the Trevor Project 1.8% of youth identify as Trans
- Trans youth reported significantly higher rates of depression, suicidality, and victimization than cisgender youth with 35% of trans youth reporting attempting suicide in the past year versus 7% of cisgender youth.
This In-Service will explore issues LGBTQ youth in care face and help CASAs to better advocate for those youth with a focus on advocating for trans youth.
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CE Hours: 2