U.S. Department of Justice

Improving Behavioral Health Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Gender Nonconforming (LGB/GNC) Youth in the Juvenile Justice System [Webinar]

Publication year: 2015

Library ID

  • 031208

Other Information

  • 2015
  • 60 minutes + 44 pages
"This workshop provided an overview of the many different intersecting identities held by young people in the youth justice system, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and immigration status. The presenters then focused on how LGN/GNC young people, particularly those of color, are driven into the youth justice system. The workshop ended with recommendations on how behavioral health professionals can improve their services to best meet the needs of LGB/GNC adolescents in the youth justice system." This webinar discussed: terminology-- what SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression) is, sexual orientation, gender identity—transgender, transgirl/woman, and transboy/man, cisgender and cissexual, gender expression—conforming, and nonconforming, and terminology to use with caution; LGBT Youth Research Quiz—learn a lot about LGBT youth from seeing what you already know; intersectionality--16 things that interact can with each other to result in hardships that LGBT youth experience; and three recommendations.