LGBTQ Safe Spaces
The CAMHD Safe Spaces Committee (SSC) is a council of CAMHD staff and community members whose mission is to create and maintain an LGBTQ+ affirming system of mental health care for youth, that advances inclusive practice, urges accepting attitudes, operationalizes diversity, and provides education to the larger community. The SSC is dedicated to examining and improving policies and practices of the CAMHD, its contracted providers, and the broader system of care to promote best and promising practices related to mental health treatment of LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
JOIN US MONTHLY FOR A VERY SPECIAL CLINICAL TRAINING SERIES
LED BY DR. LAURA ANDERSON
Working with LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Families
Every First Tuesday (May to October 2021), 11 AM to 12:30 PM via Zoom
May 4: The Water We Swim In: Gender Stereotypes and the Harm They Do to Us | Watch the recording >>
June 1: Charting the Course: What We Know About How Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Develop and How to Speak with Young People About Them | Watch the recording >>
July 6: The Family Journey: Interventions That Support Parents to Help Them Show Up Fully for Their Kids | Watch the recording >>
August 3: Medical Interventions: What Are They and What Do Kids and Families Need to Understand | Handouts: Dr. Anderson HI SOGIE, “Hormones: A Guide for FTMs”, and “Hormones: A Guide for MTFs” | Watch the recording >>
September 7: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in the Foster Care System | Watch the recording >>
October 5: Working at the Intersection of Mental Health and LGBTQ+ Identities | Recording coming soon
Safe Spaces Committee members, Kimberly Allen and Robin Lee and Youth Peer Partners Tiffany Darragh and Billie-Ann Bruce will present a training on the basics of working with LGBTQ youth. They will cover relevant terms, the LGBTQ-specific impacts of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression on mental health, and how to make a safe space for LGBTQ youth.
The ABCs of LGBTQ video now available – click to watch | Script
Download the Guiding Document for Post-Viewing Discussion >>
Last reviewed on October 19, 2021