August 31, 2020
Join us to learn evidence-based strategies and best practices to ensure that the LGBTQ youth you work with are affirmed, safe, and healthy. LGBTQ youth comprise 15.7 to 21.5 percent of Florida high school populations, and face some of the highest rates of self-harm, harassment, substance abuse, homelessness, and victimization. These risks are heightened for youth in the dependency and juvenile justice systems. This session is led by Ian Siljestrom, Equality Florida Institute’s Safe and Healthy Schools Statewide Associate Director, who will guide participants in the exploration of family acceptance, LGBTQ youth affirming environments, and building youth resiliency and wellness.