Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society! You're invited to join the Mandel School for our 2023 Impact Talk series—four excellent opportunities to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations.
Current Mandel School students can receive one PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend. One CEU will be offered for everyone else.
Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, and prizes will be raffled off to those attending online and in-person (two 10-inch Samsung Galaxy tablets and four bluetooth wireless earbuds).
Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: The Need for Affirming Care across the Behavioral and Mental Health Care Systems
Sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) are disproportionately overrepresented in child welfare and juvenile court, with estimates ranging from 16 to 32% compared to 2 to 8% in the general population. Rates of depression, suicide ideation, suicide attempts and hospitalizations among SGM system-involved youth far exceed those of their heterosexual and cisgender peers. SGMY experience systemic barriers and traumatic experiences that often include discrimination and injustices. Systems-level change, grounded in community capacity building and empowerment for SGMY, is needed to address systemic injustices and advance care equity for SGMY.
In this talk, Dr. Prince will share insights and findings from her federally-funded research with diverse stakeholders, including child welfare and juvenile court, SGMY with lived experience in these systems, and SGMY-serving community-based agencies to transform systems and support SGMY thriving.
Mandel School | Noble Commons
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106