LGBTQ+ Youth – Special Event!!
January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In this interactive webinar, Chris will provide an overview of the concerns many LGBTQ+ youth face and will present on the alarming statistics that impact this group of young people. Chris will review the common terms associated with this population of youth and will discuss how families and providers can work to create an affirming and safe space for these youth. This webinar will also cover other topics such as the importance of pronouns and healthcare disparities. Chris will be prepared to answer any questions participants have and is eager to provide any support to families who are coping with the coming
out process of their own children.
Chris McLaughlin, LCSW
Chris is the Associate Vice President of Community and Pediatric Services at Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. Chris has over 20 years of experience providing behavioral health services to youth and families across a variety of treatment settings. Chris is an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Maine in Orono and Husson University in Bangor and is a Clinical Consultant for both the Bangor YMCA and Penquis CAP’s Early Childhood Education programs. He serves on the Maine Board of Social Work Licensing and is a member of the NASW and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care
About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network:
The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.