Tuesday, October 11, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
Implement Strategic Initiatives and Create Inclusive Policies that Address Their Specific Needs
According to the 2022 Trevor Project National Survey on LGBTQ Youth, 45% of responding students shared that they had seriously considered attempting suicide in the last year; 73% reported experiencing symptoms of anxiety; and 58% experienced symptoms of depression. To further exacerbate the issues, 60% of those seeking mental health care were not able to get it.
LGBTQIA+ students are at a higher risk suicide because of how they are sometimes mistreated and stigmatized on college campuses and in society. Campus administrators and policy makers are uniquely positioned to implement strategic initiatives to address this population's mental health, safety, and other specific needs, especially because laws protecting them are under attack and escalating levels of hostility are being seen around the world.
Join us on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, to learn how you can foster more inclusive practices to support the mental health of your entire LGBTQIA+ community, even amidst the legal and political uncertainty surrounding their future legal rights. Our expert presenter will breakdown current laws, policies, and the impact it has on LGBTQA+ members on your campus; how to increase cross campus collaborations and advocate for inclusive policies; and create living/learning/social spaces designed specifically for their needs.
Continue to build a community that eliminates barriers to the success and inclusion of your diverse LGBTQIA+ population. Embrace the institutional changes required to support all LGBTQIA+ community members and affirm their contributions to your campus by increasing their engagement, mental health wellness, and academic success.
Gain actionable takeaways, so you can:
- Understand your LGBTQIA+ community and the specific mental health and support needs they have – gain practical knowledge to inform your conversation so you can create inclusive approaches to policy and program development that directly impact LGBTQIA mental health and safety.
- Outline and break down politicized scripting (from a range of viewpoints and value systems) – effectively engage in conversations and action items that address LGBTQIA mental health, wellness emotional safety.
- Build a community that eliminates barriers to the success and inclusion of your LGBTQIA+ population both in and out of the classroom – ensure the necessary changes in policy and programs happens so that you can better support, affirm, engage, and graduate your LGBTQA+ students.
- Reassure your LGBTQA+ community that they are welcome, safe, and will succeed on your campus – create inclusive programming, policies, and practices that increase their engagement, mental health wellness, dignity, and academic success.
- Learn practical bystander intervention techniques and mental health first aid as applicable to LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff – eliminate barriers to the success and inclusion of your diverse population by providing practical and meaningful interventions and institutional change.
Beit Gorski currently serves as a Senior Staff Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for Colorado State University Health Network. Beit has also been working professionally and personally in trans and genderqueer communities for 10 years, providing transition support and gender diversity training for universities, clinics, hospitals, early childhood educators, and community organizations.
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Included When You Register
Invite your entire team for one low price!
- Live 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand (available 24-48 hours after live event)
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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