On Monday, August 11, KSOC-TV explored ways that communities can support families with LGBTQ youth. Research shows that family acceptance contributes significantly to improving the health and well-being for LGBTQ youth and reduces the risk of suicide.
The January 2017 KSOC-TV webcast delved into the intersecting identities of LGBTQI2-S youth of color and the associated challenges they may face, such as trauma, suicide, and resilience. A panel of experts discussed strategies to build supportive spaces for LGBTQI2-S youth of color, address behavioral health challenges, and facilitate healing among children, youth, and families.
This animated short focuses on the impact of rejection children, youth and young adults can experience in their homes and communities and provides examples and strategies to promote support, acceptance and affirmation of youth with diverse SOGIE.
Understanding of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE) - Addressing the Needs of Youth Who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2-S)
This Family Leaders Learning Community will equip family organization leaders to respond to issues facing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Expression Diverse (SOGIE) or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) youth and their families. It will focus on terminology and the diversity within and among LGBTQ+ communities, as well as information on when children and teens may begin to express gender identity questions.
This month’s Learning Community provides an opportunity to share the successes and challenges of your own community’s PRIDE events this past month. We will also talk about how communities responded to the tragedy in a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL that took the lives of so many.
The LGBTQI2-S National Learning Community is a virtual forum for system of care partners to develop a deeper understanding of the strengths, challenges and issues facing our youth and young adults who are sexual and gender orientation diverse, and to connect as a community to share and gather new resources with other advocates and professionals from across the country with the goal to provide more effective services and supports.
This Peer Learning Exchange provides an overview of how to revise service delivery policies in a variety of settings to ensure that they are inclusive of transgender people.