Ask the Expert with Lunx Girgado: Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth Survivors
Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
This workshop will present a Family Justice Center perspective on serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Intersex Community. The session will examine barriers to accessing services and how Strength United has met the community’s emerging needs over the past two years. Overall, this presentation will benefit law enforcement officers, forensic nurses, and victim advocates by providing safe, affirming, and culturally competent practices for LGBTQIA+ youth. There will be time for a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
1) Identify at least three diverse needs of the LGBTQIA+ youth community
2) Learn about the intersections of intimate partner violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault in the community
3) Provide a framework of best-practices for direct service within the LGBTQIA+ youth community
Participants will have the chance to submit their questions before and during the session. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available and participants can sign up for credit following the session.
Lunx Girgado is a 24-year-old, non-binary, queer transgender person of color. They work at Strength United: Family Justice Center, a California State University, Northridge (CSUN) community agency, as the Advocacy Coordinator. They have worked with survivors of interpersonal violence at the agency for three years. In addition, they are interning with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles as a Sexual Health Educator. With PPLA, they teach comprehensive sexual health to middle and high school students in the classroom. They graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies in 2018 from CSUN.
If you have any questions or comments please contact Kellie Prather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produced by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch with funding made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act, 2015-VA-GX-0058.