Helping All Children: LGBTQ+ Youths in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET /
8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PT
Format: Live interactive training offered via Zoom
Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F

Credit: 3 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training and CE certificate: $90.00
CE Eligibility: Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work

You must attend the entire live training to be eligible for CE credits. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Counselors and social workers seeking credit from other professional disciplines must submit an evaluation with their names and email address.


Youths who identify as LGBTQ+ are as dynamic as the conversations our society is having about them. They are at significantly higher risk for multiple adverse experiences across settings (e.g., home, school, community), and they are over-represented in child-serving systems like juvenile justice and child welfare, where they are more likely to experience more punitive outcomes. All too often, this is simply because of who they are as authentic people. Professionals who work directly with children and adolescents and their families, especially in the fields of child maltreatment, child trauma, and juvenile justice, should be educated on LGBTQ+ youths and the issues they face in order to provide best practices that support positive outcomes. 

Professionals benefit from training on intercultural education and are often required to receive such training per licensing requirements and, for those affiliated with Children’s Advocacy Centers, national accreditation standards. This presentation enhances the knowledge of all child maltreatment professionals on LGBTQ+ youths and culture, statistics on adversity and trauma for these youths. It focuses on entry points to child-serving systems, and affirmative strategies that are considered best practice in the field. The intended audience is all professionals in fields affected by child maltreatment and those who serve LGBTQ+ youths.

Training topics include:
1) Understanding sexual orientation, sexual identity, and gender expression among youths who identify as LGBTQ+.
2) The increased likelihood of adverse effects of being an LGBTQ+ youths.
3) LGBTQ+ youths and the child welfare system.
4) LGBTQ+ youths and juvenile justice.
5) LGBTQ+ affirmative services.
6) What being an LGBTQ+ affirmative professional means.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Describe sexual orientation, sexual identity, and gender expression among youths who identify as LGBTQ+.
2) Explain at least two ways in which youths who identify as LGBTQ+ are affected by being their authentic selves.
3) Describe one way in which youths who identify as LGBTQ+ are impacted by involvement in child welfare, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems.
4) Apply three strategies for more effectively serving youths who identify as LGBTQ+ and their families.  

Three Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 2:15 pm. The charge is $90. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. You must attend the entire live training to be eligible for CE credits. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Counselors and social workers seeking credit from other professional disciplines must submit an evaluation with their names and email address.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Helping All Children: LGBTQ+ Youths in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4355.

Helping All Children: LGBTQ+ Youths in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems, Course #5212, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence LLC as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 09/26/2023 – 09/26/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 3 general continuing education credits.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155
Info@ContinuingExcellence.com
www.ContinuingExcellence.com


Jimmy Widdifield, Jr.​, LPC
Project Director, TTA

Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., MA, is the Project Director of the national Training/Technical Assistance (TTA) Grant for Child Abuse Professionals at the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Mr. Widdifield is an experienced TTA provider in child maltreatment with specific experience with children and adolescents with problematic (including illegal) sexual behavior, the recipient children, and their families; LGBTQ+ youth; and supporting multidisciplinary teams that investigate child abuse and neglect. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma who is trained in several evidence-based treatments that address childhood adversity and trauma.  


Additional Information

Audience
This training is for professionals working with people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level
Introductory to Intermediate

Disclosure
The presenter does not have published materials related to the training from which they may benefit financially.

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