SYF WEBINAR: How to Address “Common” Issues Facing LGBTQ+ Families and Keeping Up Contemporary LGBTQ+ Language

SYF WEBINAR: How to Address "Common" Issues Facing LGBTQ+ Families and Keeping Up Contemporary LGBTQ+ Language

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Date Mar 21, 2024
Time 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost $ 15.00
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Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM EST 

Extended Access Available Mar. 22 – Apr. 22, 2024

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As many parents know, keeping up with the current language and trends in youth orientated culture can be a challenge. Keeping up with the ever changing issues and language with respect to LGBTQ+ youth can even create even greater questions for parents to consider.


This workshop will focus on practice wisdom to competently care for LGBTQ+ youth as parents in their home.  The workshop will provide a safe space to discuss and to learn about caring for LGBTQ youth in family systems.  The workshop will also discuss the ever changing lexicon of LGBTQ+ language and help parents to facilitate an understanding of those concepts with are critical in grasping the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ youth.



Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, is the Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and the former Senior Associate Dean of Scholarship and Research at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City.


For more than 48 years, Dr. Mallon has been a child welfare practitioner, advocate, educator, and researcher. Dr. Mallon is an internationally recognized expert on LGBTQ+ children, youth, and family issues particularly as they relate to child welfare. Through his writing, advocacy, and training efforts, he has influenced major changes in policy and practice concerning LGBTQ+ youth within these systems.  Dr. Mallon is the Senior Editor of the journal, Child Welfare.


Dr. Mallon’s scholarship and practice has been recognized through multiple awards including: The Judge Richard Ware Award – Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund; The New York State Citizens Coalition for Children Advocacy Award; the Hosteter-Habib Award from the Family Equality Council; the Child Advocate of the Year Award – North American Council on Adoptable and induction in 2014 as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. In 2017, Dr. Mallon was awarded the Adoption Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.