LGBTQ Health & Human Services Convening – Program

Workshops

 

Building Networks

Presenter:

Alexandra Magallon
She/Her/Hers
Transgender Service Provider Network, Los Angeles

Learn how to create a T.S.P.N in your area. Connect T/NB/GNC/I providers and community stakeholders in local and regional network hubs to effectively cover the most territory within advocacy, health services, economic development, and community organizing.


Creating A Healthy School Climate for Latinx LGBTQ Youth

Presenters:

Eddie Martinez
He/Him/His
Latino Equality Alliance

Angel Ayon
They/Them/Theirs
Latino Equality Alliance

This presentation will share strategies for empowering LGBTQ youth, their families and allies to change school policies that create welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environments for all students. Learn to advocate at a district level, create action plans at schools that include developing a culture of respect, equity and support of all LGBTQ youth.


Delivering Staff Training on Caring for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Presenters:

Julie Friedman
She/Her/Hers
Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center

Bobbie Emetu
She/Her/Hers
California State University, Northridge

Learn how to organize, coordinate, and provide staff training on the delivery of inclusive care to lesbian and bisexual (LB) women and collaborative care.


Economic Development Fellowships for Trans Immigrants

Presenter:

Pau Crego
He/Him/His
Office of Transgender Initiatives, City & County of San Francisco

Learn about the core components that make the San Francisco’s fellowship model effective, the strategies used to pilot it and secure ongoing funding, and potential opportunities for adaptation and/or replication in other places.


Innovative Solutions to LGBTQ Smoking

Presenters:

Mike Ai
He/Him/His
Equality California

Dannie Cesena
He/Him/His
California LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network

This workshop will address how the tobacco industry has historically targeted the LGBTQ community and why LGBTQ Centers and mental health providers should discuss tobacco usage with their LGBTQ clientele. This workshop will also highlight how LGBTQ Centers and mental health providers can implement strategies to assist their communities to quit tobacco products.


Just As They Are/Tal Como Son: Helping Latinx Families Support Their LGBTQ Children

Presenter:

Maritza Martinez
She/Her/Ella
Somos Familia

Rejection of LGBTQ youth and family acceptance is not solely a family matter, it has a direct impact on public health issues. Learn how organizations and families can shield from family rejection and move toward creating better outcomes for Latinx LGBTQ children and healthier communities.


Kinky Queer Community

Presenter:

Michelle Call
She/Her/Hers
GALA

How to develop programming/support for folks who identify as queer and kinky, legal implications, advocacy around BDSM and mental health, and information about the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom


OUR Fight for Equality

Presenter:

Michaé Pulido
They/them/theirs, she/her/hers

The TransLatin@ Coalition has just released the #TransPolicyAgenda, which outlines policy solutions to the immediate issues facing the transgender, gender non-conforming (GNC), and intersex community in California and beyond. This session provides an overview of the #TransPolicyAgenda and aims to build partnerships in each of six key sections outlined.


Pathways to Permanency: Dismantling Systems of Care Pipelines

Presenter:

Ariel Bustamante
She/Her/Hers/Ella
Los Angeles LGBT Center

Blending community organizing, grass-tops advocacy, and social work disciplines, participants will gain knowledge and tools needed to disrupt the intricate pipelines of rejection and negative outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth in systems of care at their local level


Trans Justice through Medical-Legal Partnerships

Presenters:

Ben Hudson
Him/Him/His
Gender Health Center

Liza Thantranon
She/Her/Hers
Legal Services of Northern California

Come learn how you and/or your organization could partner with your local legal aid organization to create a medical-legal partnership to impact systems change and increase access to transition-related care and legal resources for transgender and nonbinary people.


Youth Workers Unite!

Presenters:

Jessie Hankins
She/Her/Hers
LGBTQ Connection

Isomar Alamilla
He/Him/His
LGBTQ Connection

Jessica Carroll
She/Her/Hers
Positive Images

Maxwell Anderson
He/Him/His
Positive Images

Dive into two unique approaches to community developed youth mental health programming. Learn from youth leaders and adult staff: skills for crafting peer-run support groups, innovative models for youth leadership development, and youth outreach and engagement.


Panels

 

County MHSA Funded Queer and Trans Programs

Panelists with experience navigating the process for developing a program and obtaining County Mental Health Funds

LCFF/LCAP School District Advocacy and Resources for LGBTQ Youth

Panelist with experience navigating school district Local Control and Accountability Plans, developing eligible programs, and obtaining Local Control Funding Formula monies

Creating Sustainable Movements in Small LGBTQ Communities

Panelists with experience sustaining an LGBTQ movement with a small population, rural distance barriers, and/or conservative pushback.

 

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