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 >>
September 7: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in the Foster Care System
PFLAG EVENT SERIES
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth In Hawai’i
Saturdays from are noon to 2 PM (one hour program followed by one hour for discussion and support)
June 19th: Screening of the award-winning films “A Place in the Middle” (partial screening) and “Kapaemahu,” (full screening) followed by a conversation with Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu also known as Kumu Hina, a Native Hawaiian teacher, cultural practitioner and filmmaker
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 >>
FREE COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS STARTING OCTOBER 6, 2020
Are you a part of the LGBTQIA+ rainbow? Not sure? Are you a teenager? (13-18)
Do you just want to relax and be you? Do you want to socialize with other teens that “get you”? Have you been through something tough and want to help others? TLCC’s LGBTQIA+ Teen Group is a peer support group for teens identifying within this community to meet new friends, connect, share, learn from, and help one another in a safe online format.
Group meetings will be on Zoom. The group will be facilitated by an adult (licensed mental health professional) but really will be led by you and your peers for maximum support benefits! Talk to any staff member on how to get the Zoom meeting link and password.
1st Tuesday of the month 4 PM starting October 6, 2020! Don’t miss it!
Last reviewed on July 8, 2021