Youth Advocate Solutions: Summit on LGBTQ+ Systems-involved Youth

This is day one of a two day summit. Service providers, researchers and others, save the date for day two of the summit, April 18, 2019 (6 CEUs will be offered).

Summit goals:

  • Identify and offer alternatives to policies and practices that lead to cycles of systems-involvement and, often, housing instability for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Highlight policies and procedures that keep LGBTQ+ youth safe.
  • Identify key components for creating cultural change within systems so that policies can have their full and intended impact.
  • Identify opportunities to build the capacity of families and communities to support systems-involved LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Provide learning opportunities on factors that lead to the overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ in systems and ways of addressing them for organization, agency and institution staff.

Training/discussion topics:

  • Supporting youth who are aging out of systems and community programs
  • Coordinating support for youth across systems
  • Creating safe school environments
  • Building the capacity of families to support youth