As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender , or queer (LGBTQ), the majority of whom have experienced family rejection and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The stigma and discrimination experienced by many LGBTQ youth amplifies the struggles and health risks associated with homelessness. In this webinar, Jama Shelton, LMSW, PhD, Director of the Forty to None Project of the True Colors Fund in New York City, will raise awareness of the challenges experienced by LGBTQ youth, and will discuss ways that health care providers and youth service providers can help facilitate access to culturally responsive care and resources. Dr. Shelton will also talk about ways in which providers can help prevent homelessness by working affirmatively with community partners, including the families of LGBTQ youth.
This course is currently closed