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Webinar: Strategies for Using Data to Address the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Schools

Webinar: Strategies for Using Data to Address the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Schools

Join the Society on Thursday, March 25th from 3-4:30pm (EST) for a webinar about using data to inform practice.  GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network will present National and State level data on LGBTQ youth and lead a discussion on best practices in meeting the needs of this population in schools. 

Featured Presenter: Emily Greytak, Senior Research Associate, GLSEN

Emily Greytak, Ph.D., is the Senior Research Associate at GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network).  GLSEN Research focuses on understanding the school experiences of all students, specifically as they are related to issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, the school experiences of  LGBT parents, perceptions of educators and school administrators regarding school climate and the utility of school - and community-based efforts regarding bullying and harassment. Emily's specific areas of interest include evaluation of training programs, the readiness of school personnel to foster safe school environments and the experiences of transgender youth.  Emily has a Ph.D. and an M.S.Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to working at GLSEN, she has conducted research for a variety of non-profit and educational institutions, such as the Anti-Defamation League, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the School District of Philadelphia.  Emily first became involved with GLSEN as a volunteer Chapter Member in Philadelphia 12 years ago and has been part of GLSENís staff since 2006.

Learning Objectives for the Event:

Participants will gain:

* Familiarity with existing data on LGBTQ youth and how to access these data

* Understanding of the importance of using data to guide programming for LGBTQ youth

* Increased knowledge of the resources available for educators working with LGBTQ youth

* Strategies for implementing programmatic and policy changes within schools to address the needs of LGBTQ Youth

* Examples of LGBTQ appropriate programming currently being implemented in schools

Register Here

Log-In Information:

Toll-free call-in number: 866-740-1260

Web access: www.readytalk.com

Access code (for both phone and web): 8054000

 

 

For more information, please contact klafferty@thesociety.org

 

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