Promoting LGBTQ Students’ Well Being in Schools: Guiding Theory & Practice for Inclusion
October 24, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trainers: Jennifer Velten, LAC & Sue Heguy, LCSW
Workshop participants will gain critical skills, tools, knowledge, and connections to help lead and support efforts to create more inclusive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, and questioning youth in schools. Participants will learn ways to support the mental and physical health of LGBTQ youth and increase their cultural competency around working with transgender and non-binary youth. The new NJ Inclusion curriculum bill with be discussed with best practice suggestions for schools
For questions about registration and continuing education, please contact Kyla Smith at KylaS@CarePlusNJ.org or (201) 265-8200 ext. 5228.
Jennifer Velten, LAC works for Care Plus as a Trauma clinician and trainer for the past year and currently serves on the N.J. Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth as a Lead Responder for Bergen County. Jennifer is a certified in TF-CBT and trained in EMDR. Jennifer has a history working in the private therapeutic school sector as a counselor and has extensive knowledge and training experience on inclusive LGBTQ resources. She has offered practical and interactive professional development to create gender- and LGBTQ-inclusive schools for the past 5 years.
Sue Heguy, LCSW, has 12 years’ experience providing clinical treatment for kids that have been identified as LGBTQ and has been doing training for youth serving organizations on LGBTQ issues with youth, regarding how this population presents with an increased risk factor for dropping out of school, homelessness, bullying, and depression; which then can lead to suicidal thoughts and ideas. Sue Heguy, LCSW supervises Care Plus NJ’s LGBTQ Adolescent Wellness and Support group and has been providing clinical supervision to advanced Master level counselors for the past 12 years. Sue is also trained in EMDR and Hypnosis and is the project director of the Bergen Trauma Treatment Center. Sue is a trauma treatment specialist and works with depressed and suicidal youth, with LGBTQ at risk youth, with minority stress and sexual identity factors and feared peer/family rejection.