Engaging and Integrating LGBTQ+ Youth Into Your Coalition and Programming
LGBTQ+ youth often face huge struggles in their identity development, cultural representation, and health disparities related to substance use disorders. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how coalitions can engage and support LGBTQ+ youth through inclusive policies, Youth Advisory Councils, Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs), and prevention education. Workshop participants can expect to leave with examples of best practices, resources, and perspectives to aid in their coalition work.
1. Understand how inclusive policies can support positive youth development for LGBTQ+ youth.
2. Learn about substance use health disparities amongst LGBTQ+ youth.
3. Develop practical skills in LGBTQ+ youth engagement in coalition work.
4. Design LGBTQ+ culturally inclusive marketing and communications.
SAPS Project Associate
Communities for Positive Youth Development (CPYD)
Division Director, Community Collaboration and Public Resource Development
Communities for Positive Youth Development