Monday, July 31, 2017
Registration: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presentation: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus, Amherst, NY (clock-tower
Closest parking lots include Townsend and Diefendorf Lots.
Please note that while parking is open after 3pm on campus, it is
still at a premium, so give yourself enough time to park and find
$20 for UBSSW alumni; $25 for all others
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
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.
Diane E. Elze, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the
MSW Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Social
Work. Her research focuses on health risk behaviors, and risk and
protective factors, among sexual minority youths, and, more
recently, interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
Her publications have appeared in Social Work Research,
Children & Schools, AIDS Education and
Prevention, and AIDS & Behavior. Dr. Elze is on the
editorial boards of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence,
the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and the
Adolescent Research Review. Her social work practice
experience included direct services, administration, and community
education and training in areas of sexual assault and domestic
violence; runaway and homeless youths; HIV case management; crisis
intervention; community-based services for LGBTQ youths; HIV
prevention for adolescents; and cultural competency. She is a past
Chair of CSWE’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender
Expression and a past member of CSWE’s Commission for
Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. Dr. Elze is a member of
the Board of Directors of Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of
Western, New York; the YRBS Steering Committee for the Buffalo
Public Schools; and the Erie County Restorative Justice
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