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Understanding Experiences of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth
Nola Kesia Brantley
Time & Location
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About the Event
Nola Kesia Brantley
The training will begin with an overview of issues faced by the LGBTQ community such as discrimination and the overrepresentation of LGBTQ youth in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice systems. The training will then look at risk factors and pathways of entry into risky/harmful behaviors for LGBTQ youth. The training will conclude with strategies to more effectively work with Foster Care and Juvenile Justice involved LGBTQ youth.
· Participants will be able to identify 3 examples of discrimination LGBTQ system involved youth may encounter throughout their lifetime.
· Participants will be able to increase their understanding of the intersection of family rejection, homelessness, and involvement in risky behaviors.
· Participants will be able to identify at least 2 needs of LGBTQ system-involved youth.
1:00-1:15pm Topic/Trainer Introduction
1:15-1:30pm Language Sensitivity
1:30-1:45pm Risk Factors: Individual
1:45-2:00pm Risk Factors: Environmental
2:00-2:15pm Risk Factors: Social
2:15-2:30pm Protective Factors: Individual
2:30-2:45pm Protective Factors: Environmental
2:45-3:00pm Break (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)
3:00-3:15pm Protective Factors: Social
3:15-3:30pm Agency Assessment
3:30-3:45pm Homelessness and LGBTQ System Involved Youth
3:45-4:00pm Survival Sex and LGBTQ System Involved Youth
4:00-4:15pm Human Trafficking and LGBTQ System Involved Youth
4:15-4:30pm Experiences in Exploitation Continued
4:30-4:45pm Becoming an Ally to LGBTQ System Involved Youth
Meet Our Trainer
Nola Kesia Brantley, CEO & Founder of Nola Brantley Speaks has become nationally recognized as a powerful Survivor voice for the issue of child sex trafficking through her moving and information packed public speaking. Her hard work and perpetual vigilance has brought both focus and concrete resources to this chronically underserved and largely unrecognized population of victimized youth. Nola’s approach aims to be holistic!
This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.