May 8 Webinar: Supports and Services for LGBT Youth in Recovery
Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Research indicates that youth who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) have a higher prevalence of behavioral health disorders than their peers who "match" their gender assignment at birth, their bodies, and their personal identity. Often, LGBT youth face even greater challenges to recovery. For many LGBT youth living with mental illness, addiction, or co-occurring disorders, barriers to recovery are compounded by experiences of familial rejection, bullying, discrimination, and a lack of services that are inclusive and culturally appropriate.
This webinar will present a wide range of information: experiences of youth, barriers to accessing existing youth-oriented recovery supports, promising approaches to LGBT-specific youth programming, and best practices for engaging LGBT youth. The webinar also provides tips on how to foster safe and inclusive environments.