National Association of Social Workers

2019 NASW Virtual Forum | June 19-20, 2019

Breakout Session: Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach for LGBTQ Youth


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June 20, 2019 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT   

Jeff Zacharias, ACSW, LCSW, CADDC
President & Clinical Director, New Hope Recovery Center, Chicago, IL

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers. Common traumas experienced by these youth include bullying, harassment, traumatic loss, intimate partner violence, physical and sexual abuse, and traumatic forms of societal stigma, bias, and rejection. Further, research detailed in a Harvard University study showed that LGBTQ youth are a high risk for incurring PTSD in particular when compared with cisgender and heteronormative populations. This session will focus on the challenges and traumatic events unique to the LGBTQ community and current best practices in addressing them.

Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach for LGBTQ Youth Livestream
06/20/2019 at 1:45 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/20/2019 at 1:45 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
Evaluation
6 Questions
Continuing Education Certificate
1.00 Cross Cultural credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Cross Cultural credit  |  Certificate available