Showing Youth Life Can Get Better

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Child Success Workshop

From The Resource Group

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Young People by Empowering the Parents, Educators, and Counselors Who Care for Them

Showing Them It Does Get Better

Clinical Considerations for Supporting LGBTQ* Youth and Their Families

April 22, 2018 2:00 pm-5:15 pm

Presented by 

Dr. Harriette E. Wimms and Dr. Whitney C. Hobson

Program Details

Clinical Considerations for Supporting LGBTQ* Youth and Their Families will review some of the newest research outlining factors related to risk and resilience for LGBTQ* youth. We will then explore mental health concerns and review psychosocial interventions best suited for provision of affirmative mental health care. Strategies for creating safe and affirming homes, schools and communities will also be explored. The session will conclude with an analysis of tools for mental health screening, school climate assessment, community engagement initiatives, and multisystemic mechanisms for supporting positive outcomes for LGBTQ* youth and communities who embrace them.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will develop an understanding of culturally appropriate terms related to LGBTQ* youth and mechanisms for providing affirming mental health care to LGBTQ* youth.
  • Presenters will provide participants with an analysis of empirical literature related psychosocial factors associated with positive and negative LGBTQ* youth outcomes—as well as mechanisms for promoting resilience.
  • Participants will develop personalized tools for supporting LGBTQ* youth and their families, schools, and communities.

Dr. Harriette E. Wimms is licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing compassion-infused care to children, families, schools, and communities. Dedicated to providing affirming and culturally-responsive therapy, she also specializes in program development, professional training, clinical supervision, and parent education.

Dr. Whitney C. Hobson is a licensed clinical psychologist providing clinical, program development, and outreach services to individuals, families, groups, communities, and local organizations. Dr. Hobson is driven to understand and empower those across the lifespan with varied intersecting identities and experiences through application of culturally-responsive, affirming approaches.

Registration Costs

Mental Health Clinicians: Early Bird Registration:$70 for 3 CE credits  (After April 15: $85)

Parents/Caregivers/Community MembersEarly Bird Registration:$30 for 3 hours workshop (After April 15: $40)

To register: please call 410-337-7772 or Click here to register

The Resource Group is approved by the American Psychological Association and The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor continuing education for counselors, psychologists, and social workers. The Resource Group maintains responsibility for program content. All Resource Group CE participants must register, attend the entire activity, and submit an evaluation to receive credit. Only full (100%) CE credit will be offered. No partial credit will be available. The Resource Group is dedicated to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. If participants have special needs regarding learning, building access, or sensory sensitivities, please contact us for accommodations.

Please address questions or concerns to Dr. Harriette Wimms, 410-337-7772, ext. 1048,

The Resource Group Counseling and Education Center Continuing Education Program provides workshops, seminars, and lecture series to advance clinical knowledge and help families support their children.