H3024- Section on LGBT Health and Wellness Program

Changing Minds Instead of Breaking Hearts: Building Resilience in LGBT Youth

Topic: LGBTQ

Sponsors: Section on LGBT Health & Wellness (SOLGBTHW)

Monday, October 24
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Moscone West, 2020

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at an increased risk for depression, suicidality, substance abuse, and violence victimization and report lower levels of protective factors like family connectedness and adult caring than their peers. LGBT youth are often described as resilient because of the adversity they face throughout childhood. While this description stands true, pediatricians and other health care providers can play an important role in fostering new behaviors and positive environments that contribute to building resilience in LGBT youth. This session will provide an overview of health inequities LGBT youth experience and a discussion of protective factors that build resilience. Practical ideas on how pediatricians can create a practice environment sensitive to the needs of LGBT youth will be discussed. Presenters will also share resources and national programs that support LGBT youth.

8:00AM Business Meeting
8:30AM Welcome
Charles Wibbelsman, MD, FAAP
8:35AM The State of Health for LGBT Youth
Robert Garofalo, MD
9:05AM The Role of Protective Factors in Building Resilience: Family Support
Caitlyn Ryan, PhD, ACSW
9:40AM The Role of Protective Factors in Building Resilience: Community Support
David Bond, LCSW
10:10AM Overcoming Barriers in Building Resilience in LGBT Youth: Practical Tips for Pediatricians
Kathryn Plax, MD, FAAP
10:40AM Question & Answer Session
Moderator: Henry Ng, MD, FAAP
11:00AM Panel: The Youth and Family Experience
Moderator: Henry Ng, MD, FAAP
12:00PM Adjourn

David Bond, LCSW

Vice President of Programs
The Trevor Project
West Hollywood, California

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Robert Garofalo, MD

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hosp of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

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Kathryn Plax, MD, FAAP

Division Director, Adolescent Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

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Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

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Kathryn Plax, MD, FAAP

Division Director, Adolescent Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

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