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Webinar – “Supporting LGBQT+ Youth: The Why and How”


Monday, June 17, 2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Type

Free introductory workshop for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of needs, barriers and strategies for supporting LGBTQ+ young people

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois (PCA) will host “Supporting LGBQT+ Youth: The Why and How” on June 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This introductory workshop is for anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to support LGBTQ+ young people.

Presenter Julio Flores is a seasoned leader, strategist and program director for the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. He spearheads initiatives supporting LGBTQ+ youth by blending policy advocacy, education and youth organizing to foster safety and development in Illinois.

This workshop will focus on the experiences and needs of LGBTQ+ young people and includes opportunities for:

  • Reflection, dialogue and skill-building
  • Identifying strategies for creating more affirming environments
  • Gaining familiarity with the language and terminology that LGBTQ+ youth use
  • Building an understanding of common needs, barriers and protective factors for this demographic

This online workshop is free.

See the Supporting LGBQT+ Youth flyer for more details.

Register for Supporting LGBQT+ Youth: The Why and How on Zoom.

For more information, please contact Rachel Chruszczyk at