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June 20, 2024 - Registration Opens at 8:15 am

Safe Places, Safe Spaces: Creating Safe & Welcoming Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers. Common trauma experienced by these youth include bullying, harassment, traumatic loss, intimate partner violence and physical and sexual abuse, as well as traumatic forms of societal stigma, bias and rejection. To ensure these youth receive the care they deserve, providers need resources to create safe spaces and familiarize themselves with the issues facing traumatized LGBTQ youth. 

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Jun 20, 2024 08:45am - Jun 20, 2024 04:15pm

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Beaver Creek Country Club
9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Seminar Fee: $129.00 (includes breakfast, lunch and 6 CEUs)

Please see cancellation policy below.

This Program meets the Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice content requirement. (6 Category I CEUs)

Program Description:


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers. Common trauma experienced by these youth include bullying, harassment, traumatic loss, intimate partner violence and physical and sexual abuse, as well as traumatic forms of societal stigma, bias and rejection. Historically, professionals have failed to recognize and meet the needs of traumatized LGBTQ youth, leading to poor engagement, ineffective treatment and in some cases, perpetuating the youth’s traumatic experiences. To ensure these youth receive the care they deserve, providers need resources to create safe spaces and familiarize themselves with the issues facing traumatized LGBTQ youth.


Participant Learning Objectives:


*Define the distinct traumas, including bullying, harassment, and social stigma, often experienced by LGBTQ+ youth and recognize how these impact mental health

*Understand the impact of systemic discrimination and bias against LGBTQ+ youth

*Develop strategies to create therapeutic settings that are safe, inclusive and welcoming for traumatized LGBTQ+ youth, promoting a sense of security and trust

*Use inclusive language and communication styles, creating an environment where LGBTQ+ youth feel seen, heard and respected

*Explore current research findings on trauma experienced by LGBTQ+ youth, critically analyzing research methodologies and implications for clinical practice

*Understand the importance of establishing collaborative partnerships with LGBTQ+ community organizations and resources


Featuring:


Jason Manning-Beekman, EdD, a licensed clinical professional counselor providing therapy and supervision as the clinical director of Radiant Therapy Counseling LLC, in Burtonsville, Maryland. Dr. Manning-Beekman has worked in all levels of care, but most recently worked in Baltimore, Maryland providing individual therapy and family therapy to LGBTQIA+ children, adults and their families. He has extensive experience working with children and young adults, but specifically those processing their sexual orientation and gender identity. 


This program is funded in part by the William B. and Sylvia A. Hunsberger Fund.


Questions?

Contact Curt Miller, Community Relations & Education Manager at: 301-733-0331 x1228

or [email protected]

Continuing Education Credits:


Maryland Social Workers: 

Brook Lane is authorized by the Board of Social Work in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities and maintains full responsibility for this Program. This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education units and provides 6.0 credit hours; partial credit will not be awarded. This Program meets the Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice content requirement. (6 Category I CEUs)


Counselors/Therapists: 

Brook Lane has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5452. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Brook Lane is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This program will provide 6 clock hours; partial credit will not be awarded.


Maryland Psychologists: 

The Maryland State Board of Examiners for Psychologists will accept continuing education hours provided by Brook Lane, an approved CE sponsor by the State Board of Social Worker Examiners in Maryland; partial credit will not be awarded.


Other Professionals:

A certificate of completion noting the number of educational/contact hours will be provided.

Cancellation Policy: 



To receive a refund, cancellations must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the seminar. No refunds will be made after that date or for no-shows on the day of the seminar. A $10.00 processing fee applies to all cancellations.