It Gets Better - But It Really Stinks Right Now: Helping LGBTQ Teens Navigate Adolescence

This workshop will strive to present an authentic and honest account of childhood and adolescence from the perspective of LGBTQ teens.  This presentation integrates the most up-to-date research as well as information gathered from interviews with LGBTQ teens to present risk factors for depression, suicide, and substance abuse among this population.  Most importantly, interventions will be discussed to reduce risk factors and promote resiliency.