Session 2: 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Making the Connection: Supporting Youth and Young Adults Experiencing Substance Use.
Identify barriers to youths’ access to care with marginalized groups such as immigrants, people experiencing homelessness, and LGBTQI youth. Identify how personal biases affect our ability to engage with youth. Identify effective treatment strategies to impact change among youth, including Harm Reduction techniques.
Presenter: Christina D. Esquibel, She/Her/Ella, CATC-1, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Social Media: A 21st Century possible factor in Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ Youth Substance Use
We will be exploring and bringing awareness to a connection between Latino/a/x social media influencers and youth substance use. Discussion on how social media platforms and influencers may cause Latino/x LGBTQ+ youth to use substances.
Vanessa Gonzalez, She/Her/Hers/Ella, Peer Recovery Specialist, St. John’s Community Health
Esteban Cordova, He/Him/His, Youth Clinical Case Manager, St. John’s Community Health
Tobacco Control is an LGBTQ+ Issue
“Did you know that LGBTQ+ young people are 3x more likely to vape? Find out why in this workshop that discusses intersectionality and tobacco use, Big Tobacco’s targeting of the LGBTQ+ community, and the impact of tobacco use on our communities.”
K Hodge, They/them/theirs, Program Associate, Equality California Institute
Shalin Craig (She/her), Program Manager, Youth Leadership Institute
Ryan Oda (he/him), Program Associate, Equality California Institute
Queer Autistic Connections: Fostering Meaningful Online Relationships & Social Support
This presentation focuses on the intersection of Autistic & LGBTQIA+ identities, while emphasizing the validity of online connections for this unique community.
Dr. Laurie Stephens, she/her, Senior Director Of Autism & LGBTQ+ Programs, The Help Group
Dr. Sarah Bruce, she/her, Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow, The Help Group
Dr. Joselyn Valle, she/her, LGBTQ+ Therapist, The Help Group