Valley Trauma Center

Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the Child Welfare System

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

CSUN Campus - Education Bldg. Room #ED1214-16

Strength United’s Adoption Promotion & Support Services (APSS) Program Presents 

Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the Child Welfare System

Special Guest: Los Angeles LGBT Center

A FREE community training for parents, caregivers, caseworkers, and therapists to learn about:

  • Barriers to permanency reported by LGBTQ youth (i.e. anti-gay bias, heterosexism, antitransgender bias).
  • Impact of barriers on health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
  • Significance of the coming out process.
  • Addressing behaviors that create barriers.

RISE adaptive training is a two-hour program on supporting LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system. We will talk about the importance of language as well as the importance of the coming-out process. RISE also has identified three barriers to permanency and, in the training, the trainer will review how these barriers impact the youth’s health and wellbeing. This foundational information will help lay a base for building empathy and support needed to protect and serve the LGBTQ youth in the system and in our care.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

California State University, Northridge
Education Bldg. Room #ED1214-16
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 

Parking is $6.00 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 9, 2014 to  . Space is limited. Include your name, agency, and contact information.

For questions & RSVP call: (818) 787-9700

More information and parking map.