LGBTQ+ Youth, Sexual Behavior, and Juvenile Justice
May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter: Jimmy Widdifield Jr., MA, LPC; National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth
Host: Krysten Lobisch, M.Ed.
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 3-4 PM EST
Description: Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are at risk for multiple adverse experiences and are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Further, when these youth demonstrate sexual behavior, either typical or concerning, they are often perceived as having problematic or illegal sexual behavior and then treated as if a risk to the safety of others and, thus, more likely to become involved in the juvenile justice system. This presentation will present current information on LGBTQ+ youth and juvenile justice and facilitate discussion to help professionals better serve these youth.
- Participants will enhance their understanding of youth who identify as LGBTQ+.
- Participants will learn how youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are impacted by juvenile justice.
- Participants will learn how to more effectively support and advocate for youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and who may display problematic sexual behavior.
You can access the slides for this webinar here.