JOINING FORCES: Enhancing Services to LGBTQ Youth and Families

In this workshop participants will learn language and terminology as it applies to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the unique considerations that relate to sexual orientation identities and gender non-conforming individuals. This session will also focus on best practices for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ youth and children to ensure healthy identity development and minimize the unintended outcomes of family rejection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

This workshop will be presented by Brianne Blanchard on Tuesday of the JOINING FORCES Conference from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

Brianne grew up in Payson, Utah and San Angelo, Texas. She worked as a training facilitator for the University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center and since receiving her BSW degree from U of U, she is now enthusiastically employed as the Community Educator for Utah Pride. She has enjoyed teaching and facilitating on a diverse range of topics throughout Utah for several years, but is passionate about increasing our cultural competency as social workers working with marginalized communities. Brianne is a committed social justice advocate and a mother that loves finding new ways to be inspired and making this world a better place.

Visit Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s website to register for our 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference today!


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