LGBTQIA+ Youth: Trauma, Resilience, and Connection
Kirk Lowis, Portage Community Center
How do we create environments that provide LGBTQIA+ youth the same supportive and safe experiences that all youth deserve? Research tells us that LGBTQIA+ youth face specific stresses, challenges, and risks – often isolated from the support of their own community. This interactive workshop will provide you with the opportunity to develop supports to meet the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ youth and to help them build critical resiliency skills. Attendees will develop an action plan to create a safe, supportive space for LGBTQIA+ youth.