All Children - All Families Webinars: LGBTQ Youth Track

The webinars in the "At the Intersection" LGBTQ Youth Track of the All Children - All Families Webinar Series focus on topics most applicable to those in youth-serving roles. Each is available at no cost. It is highly recommended that participants attend the "Introduction to LGBTQ Competency" and "Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth" Core Curriculum webinars (or their equivalent) prior to attending those in this track.

Note: For on-demand webinars related to serving LGBTQ youth, visit ACAF's webinar archive

Advancing Change To Promote Well-Being With LGBTQ Youth Of Color Impacted By Child Welfare And Juvenile Justice Systems
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  • Presented in partnership with The Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA Law dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy | 60 minutes | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 1 pm ET
  • This webinar will present information about LGBTQ youth of color in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Presenters will explain how racism and LGBTQ stigma increase risk of system-involvement for these young people. The value of an intersectional approach to understand risk, as well as specific actions that those working within child welfare agencies can take to promote change will be discussed.

Creating an Atmosphere of Affirmation & Love for Trans Youth: Lessons from Former Foster Youth Turned Adoptive Parent
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  • Presented by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, MSW, HRC Foundation Parents for Transgender Equality Council member and New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Three Little Words.”| 60 minutes | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2 pm ET
  • This webinar is designed for caregivers and professionals looking to increase their knowledge on supporting transgender youth. Participants will hear from former foster youth, Ashley Rhodes-Courter, about her experience adopting a trans youth and the lessons she learned in creating a welcoming and affirming space.

Advocating for LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities: A Guide on Supporting LGBTQ Students with an IEP or 504 Plan
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  • Presented in partnership with the National Association of School Psychologists, the world’s largest association of school psychologists | 60 minutes | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2 pm ET
  • This webinar introduces a new resource from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and National Association of School Psychologists, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Education Association and the Raben Group, "Advocating for LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities: A Guide on Supporting LGBTQ Students with an IEP or 504 Plan.” This webinar will empower professionals looking to better support LGBTQ students who have a disability which requires an Individualized Education Program or 504 Plan. Topics include the rights of LGBTQ students with disabilities and how disability status coupled with LGBTQ bias can create unique challenges for these young people in educational institutions.

LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Today: Findings and Resources from Trevor Project
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  • Presented in partnership with the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25 | 60 minutes | Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2 pm ET
  • This webinar explores the most recent data from Trevor Project’s annual National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. Topics will include key findings from the report as well as the many ways that Trevor Project can be a life-saving resource for youth that you are supporting.

How You Can Make a Difference - Panel Discussion with LGBTQ Foster Care Alumni
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  • Presented in partnership with FosterClub, the national network for youth in foster care | 60 minutes | Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 2 pm ET
  • This webinar features a panel of LGBTQ foster care alumni dedicated to creating change in the child welfare system Panelists will share their stories and provide recommendations for youth-serving professionals on how to best support young people with diverse SOGIE.