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March Webinar: Advocacy Considerations for LGBTQ+ Youth and Youth of Color in K-12 Public Schools

March 09, 2020 3:47 PM | Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway (Administrator)

March Webinar

Advocacy Considerations for LGBTQ+ Youth and Youth of Color in K-12 Public Schools

Danielle McGarrh, LPC-Intern, NCC

Thursday, March 19th 12pm-1pm EST
Register through Zoom

Despite some progress, LGBTQ+ youth are still excluded from many state protections. This reality places equity out of reach for this marginalized student population, particularly youth of color, and jeopardizes student safety. Counseling professionals are uniquely positioned to counter these barriers, yet many feel their role is /webinars or are unsure of their own rights within their organization. This presentation takes this seemingly grey dilemma and reveals a clearer path forward for ensuring a safer and more supportive environment for our precious LGBTQ+ youth.

Webinar objectives:

1. After this presentation, attendees will be able to utilize professional ethics codes to guide their respective professional roles.

2. After this presentation, attendees will be able to evaluate their organization for strengths and weaknesses and competently implement best practices.

3. After this presentation, attendees will be able to summarize increased risk factors for LGBTQ+ youth of color.

4. After this presentation, attendees will be able to implement advocacy actions in their respective states.

  • Danielle McGarrh is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern working with the LGBTQ+ population. She is a second-year counselor education and supervision doctoral student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she works as a graduate assistant-research. She serves on the board of the Texas Counselors for Social Justice, is the founder of the peer-led counseling advocacy group, Counselor Advocates Learning to Lead (CALL), and a recent recipient of the TACES Outstanding Advocacy Award.
*Note: This webinar will be recorded and available for later viewing after 1 month on the SACES Webinar Page. Attendees who are present for the full webinar time can receive CE credit*


Questions about the SACES webinar series? Visit saces.org/webinars or contact the SACES Webinar Committee Chair at SACESwebinars@gmail.com.


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