Supporting LGBTQ Emerging Adults
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Navigating late adolescence and early adulthood can be an exciting time of both crisis and opportunity, as roles, identities, relationships, and social expectations shift. For many LGBTQ young adults, this developmental crossroads may represent long-awaited freedom and new paths to self-determination along with treacherous new hazards. This workshop is designed to equip behavioral health clinicians and other helping professionals with an up-to-date overview of the unique challenges LGBTQ emerging adults may face, develop a toolbox of skills and therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs of young LGBTQ clients, and to tune up the affirming attitudes needed to help this vulnerable population thrive.
- Explore developmental, structural, family systems, and psychosocial challenges as well as physical and mental health disparities sexual and gender minority youth often encounter
- Explore the unique strengths, stressors, and needs of emerging adults as they navigate shifts in roles, relationship dynamics, self-concept, and refine identity
- Develop a toolbox of skills to support sexual minority and gender diverse emerging adults in Behavioral Health encounters from an intersectional, cultural humility perspective
Kate Bishop, MSSA (she/her), Education Coordinator at the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity of Chase Brexton, is a seasoned professional development trainer with expertise in serving LGBTQ populations, sexual and reproductive health care, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, and training adult learners. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Gender Studies from Hiram College and a Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.