Supporting School Counselors as Advocates and Allies
School counselors are in a unique position to support LGBTQ-identified youth. However, the school setting may not provide a welcoming atmosphere for the level of support needed. How can school counselors overcome systemic challenges in order to best serve youth who are at increased risk of low academic performance, depression, selfharm, substance abuse, and suicide? This presentation will build upon skill competencies necessary for school counselors and open dialogue about how to work with challenges faced in the school system.
New Orleans, LA
Farmer, Laura Boyd; Scarborough, Janna; and Byrd, Rebekah. 2014. Supporting School Counselors as Advocates and Allies. Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) Conference, New Orleans, LA. http://nebula.wsimg.com/43abc6479bd975eba0ca0e08fc07ada2?AccessKeyId=720287C8355A159AB9E1&disposition=0&alloworigin=1