January 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
100 W 5th St
Hamilton, ON L8P 3R2
Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy

This interactive workshop will provide an overview of terminology, definitions and a brief history of the psycho-medico entanglement of LGBTQ identities, specifically within an Ontario context, and the socio-cultural shift from pathology to an understanding of increased vulnerabilities of this population with the goal of strengthening best practices in working with LGBTQ youth with concurrent disorders.

By the end of this workshop the audience will:

  • Enhance their knowledge of LGBTQ communities
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of ‘minority stress’ and the impact on LGBTQ youth
  • Receive information on current research around the trends and patterns of LGBTQ youth and concurrent disorders.
  • Increase capacity in developing best practices and respectful engagement in working with LGBTQ youth in health care settings.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.