Upcoming Events

CEU Workshop: Queer Youth: Risk and Resilience in Contested Spaces

Monday, Jul. 31, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

403 Hayes Hall (clock-tower building), North Campus

$20 UBSSW alumni; $25 non-UBSSW

UB School of Social Work Alumni Association

Dr. Diane Elze

Sarah Watson, (716) 645-1259 (sjwatson@buffalo.edu)

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Check-in begins at 5:00pm and we will have refreshments too, but feel free to bring a snack.

This interactive workshop will incorporate experiential exercises, large-group discussion and dialogue in dyads and small groups, video, and a research update. Participants will reflect upon the influence of socio-cultural messages regarding sexual orientation and gender identity diversity on our social work practice. They will also learn about the Buffalo Public Schools' 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey's findings on self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth in Buffalo and apply intersectionality with a trauma-informed and human rights perspective to social work practice with LGBTQQ youth and their families.


-Recognize the ever-evolving terminology relevant for engaging with LGBTQQ youth.
-Articulate the challenges facing LGBTQQ youth in the Buffalo Public Schools per the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
-Apply intersectionality and a trauma-informed and human rights perspective to social work practice with LGBTQ youths and their families.

NYSED LMSW & LCSW contact hours are being provided through the University at Buffalo School of Social Work's Office of Continuing Education. This Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.