Join a discussion on Monday, November 9th at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET entitled, Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth. Sponsored by the NCTSN Culture Consortium, the NCCTS Policy Program, the NCTSN Policy Task Force, and the NCTSN Child Sexual Abuse Committee. (See instructions to join call at the end of this post.)
Representatives from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the American Psychological Association will discuss a new SAMHSA report that presents research, clinical expertise, and expert consensus on therapeutic practices related to children’s and adolescent’s sexual orientation and gender identity and makes the case for eliminating the use of conversion therapy among this population.
§ Elliot Kennedy, JD, Special Expert for LGBT Affairs, Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
§ Judith Glassgold, PsyD, Associate Executive Director, American Psychological Association Public Interest Government Relations Office
§ Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital § Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
How to Join the Call:
Step 1: Click this link to join the online meeting: https://dukemed.webex.com/dukemed/j.php?MTID=me34bd171f5c17e9f70dd7f2ff1896ea9
Step 2: Dial the phone number and access code:
Phone: 1-855-244-8681 Access Code: 733 914 077
Step 3: Dial the participant number that appears in the pop-up.
§ Culture and Trauma Brief: Trauma Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning Youth
§ LGBTQ Youth and Sexual Abuse: Information for Mental Health Professionals
§ Safe Places. Safe Spaces: Creating Welcoming & Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth § Report of the APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
§ Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People