Impact Talk | Dana Prince: "Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: The Need for Affirming Care Across the Behavioral and Mental Health Care Systems"

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar 2023-02-09 00:10:00 2023-02-09 00:10:00 Impact Talk | Dana Prince: "Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: The Need for Affirming Care Across the Behavioral and Mental Health Care Systems" Event Description 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 for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations. The event will be held via livestream and recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel. Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: The Need for Affirming Care across the Behavioral and Mental Health Care Systems Dana Prince Associate Professor 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 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences America/New_York public

Event Format: Hybrid

1 hour of PD credit has been approved

Event Description

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 for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations.

The event will be held via livestream and recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel. Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: The Need for Affirming Care across the Behavioral and Mental Health Care Systems

Dana Prince

Associate Professor

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.

Event Location

Mandel School | Noble Commons

11235 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

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