BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
LGBTQ+ Friendly Practices
Creating welcoming and affirming spaces is not all that difficult and the positive impact it will have on LGBTQ+ identified youth is significant.
Policies and Procedures
Welcoming and affirming spaces are not just for LGBTQ+ youth. You also want to have an LGBTQ+ friendly workspace and practice for your employees and adult patients.
Making your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly can help you create a more LGBTQ+ friendly practice and outlines general best practices for policies and procedures.
Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, developed for youth organizations, outlines best practices that can be applied to any organization.
Request training to give your staff the education and tools to create welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ youth.
Attend a regional training to gain knowledge about supporting LGBTQ+ youth and learn best practices for working with LGBTQ+ youth and families (see below).
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Free virtual after-school games and programs.
Weekend and overnight retreats.
Educational and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ+ and allied youth.
An alternative for those who are not able to attend a staff training.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the year in different locations throughout Maine.
Enrollment is open to everyone.