Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Youth Environments (ASC)
Mara Iverson, Outright VT
This interactive workshop will help program staff to increase fluency with LGBTQ+ inclusive vocabulary and practices and also to consider approaches for making program environments and systems LGBTQ+ affirming. Participants will identify specific opportunities for and challenges to inclusivity in their particular program context. Participants will leave with a broader knowledge of LGBTQ+ youth topics, methods for recognizing gaps in inclusivity, and ideas for how to apply affirming practices to fill those gaps. Age of youth served: Grades K-12. Note: This training qualifies as Advanced Specialized Care (ASC).
– Broaden knowledge of LGBTQ+ youth topics
– Recognize gaps in LGBTQ+ inclusivity
– Apply affirming practices to fill those gaps