Washington’s First Vietnamese LGBTQ Conference

VietQ is hosting Washington’s first Vietnamese LGBTQ conference on February 29, 2020 from 10am-4pm at Asian Counseling and Referral Services main offices. Titled “BAN – Means More Than Friends,” the conference is “for queer Vietnamese folks to share community, celebrate our lives, and engage in discussions as it relates to our intersecting identities.” Family members…

Upcoming workshop: Transracial Adoption

AMARA Community Workshop Description Angela Tucker, trans-racial adoptee and Amara’s Director of Post-Adoption Services, expands on Amara’s Partnering for Permanency class with this interactive and informational workshop. The workshop includes facilitated discussions with parents and caregivers about privilege, implicit bias, micro-aggression and an adult adoptee panel. Teaching modalities will include a mix of lecture, video,…

2015 YRBSS Results: Sexual Minority Youth

Year after year, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) results highlight the needs and strengths of our students and help us as school health professionals hone and refine our work to support their success. In particular, the YRBSS analysis and recommendations highlight which student populations have higher prevalence of risk behaviors–from smoking and tobacco use, to sexual risk behaviors…

Resources from the 2016 Retreat

Thank you for attending the Annual School-Based Health Retreat at South Seattle College on Wednesday, August 31st! We hope you found it useful and informative, and that it helped you and your teams start this school year on the right foot. For those who pre-registered, you will receive copies of the day’s presentations and handouts via…

Mental Health Disparities Among Transgender Youth: Rethinking the Role of Professionals

Within the past few years, visibility of transgender people (particularly youth) has drastically increased. As such, the conversation about the health needs of transgender people has expanded. What is the role of medical professionals in this expansion and how can this inform our practice in school-based health? Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD. “Mental Health Disparities Among Transgender…