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Friday, May 31 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
LGBTQ Affirming Care for Youth and Families: An Intersectional Approach for Child Welfare Providers

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This workshop will highlight experiences designing and implementing The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center in New York City. LIFT is an integral component of family programming at The Center, which focuses on acceptance and permanency among families with LGBTQ youth.The presentation will also include information on transforming organizations to become more LGBTQ affirming and to develop programs that address the needs, well-being, and permanency of LGBTQ and gender non-conforming children and their families. To do so, discussion will also cover the intersection between race, culture, ethnicity and SOGIE, and the necessity to address the whole and complex identities of individuals and families served. This workshop will have include interactive activities throughout, including roleplays, as well as a Q&A session at the end, in order to allow child welfare providers to understand the needs of LGBTQ and gender expansive youth in care.

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Lindsey Hennawi

Lindsey Hennawi, LMSW, MPH currently works as the Family Permanency Coordinator at The LGBT Center, where she provides family therapy and parent coaching to families experiencing conflict around the child's LGBTQ identity. Lindsey also implements the LGBTQ Institute of Family Therapy... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Ivy Room