Suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth is rampant within the United States.
California State University, Stanislaus will discuss that issue during the annual CSU Stanislaus Social Work Conference to be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 1.
The conference will feature nationally acclaimed presenter Caitlin Ryan in a program titled “The Critical Role of Families in Preventing Suicide and Other Risks and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth.”
Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University, will present compelling new research on LGBT youth and their families. Her studies highlight the dramatic influence that families have on their LGBT children’s physical health, mental health, and well-being.
She will also discuss key findings, resources and a new evidence-based family intervention approach that she and her team are developing to help ethnically and religiously diverse families support their LGBT children.
While there have been numerous campaigns to help diminish the act of bullying against LGBT youth, it is still an issue that many families of LGBT teens have to face. Unfortunately, however, bullying is still one of the highest causes of LGBT suicides.
Space for the event is limited and costs $55 for general admission, and $25 for students and continuing education. The registration fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments.
The CSU Stanislaus Social Work Community Advisory Board and the National Association of Social Workers Central Valley Unit sponsor the conference.
To register online, visit http://www.naswca.org/cde.cfm?event=398539.