Improving Culturally Competent, Trauma-Informed Care for Homeless LGBT Youth

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Cabin John/Arlington (Grand Hyatt Washington)
LGBT youth are disproportionately impacted by homelessness due to social stigma, family conflict, and emotional and physical abuses. The traumas experienced before and during homelessness result in negative health outcomes among LGBT youth. To effectively engage and connect LGBT youth to care, providers must understand and deliver culturally competent, trauma-informed care and services.

This 90-minute workshop will cover causes of homelessness for LGBT youth and the impact of homelessness on health outcomes among LGBT youth. Presentations, best practices, and case studies will be used to enhance knowledge and build skills for identifying and implementing culturally appropriate, trauma-informed models of care.

Ryan Meyer, MPP (Manager, National Coalition for LGBT Health)
Brian Hujdich (Executive Director, HealthHIV and National Coalition for LGBT Health)
Michael Shankle, MPH (Director of Capacity Building, HealthHIV)
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