Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Families: The Role of Child Life
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- Non-member - $60
- Member - $35
- Student - $15
Exploration of the role of child life when working with LGBTQ+ youth and families. A comprehensive look at the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity, mental health, and overall healthcare experiences. Presenter will focus on developmental theory, language, cultural competency, and gender affirmative healthcare. Presenter will offer tools to anticipate and identify psychosocial stressors, developmental needs, and co-occurring mental health issues. Information on how child life can mitigate such stressors through awareness and advocacy, and help patients and families become more resilient. Finally, the webinar will discuss the importance of connection in terms of promoting health and wellness for LGBTQ+ youth and families.
Suggested Domain: Ethics
Participants will be able to identify the psychosocial, developmental needs of LGBTQ+ youth and families.
Participants will be able to apply developmental theory to their work with LGBTQ+ youth and families, understand the importance of language when working with LGBTQ+ populations, gain a clear understanding of the role of cultural competency plays in working with LGBTQ+ youth and families, and recognize the importance of building connections.
Participants will be equip to develop stronger, therapeutic relationships with LGBTQ+ youth and families.
Participants will understand their ethical responsibility as certified child life specialists, in terms of working with diverse populations and continued education. Presenter will share a variety of resources, including her own website.
I have a master's in early childhood/elementary education and a masters in child life, both from Bank Street College of Education. I received my BA in French from Hamilton College. I have been passionate about issues related to LGBTQ+ populations for several years. I am a member of HRC and The Gender Spectrum.
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