Centering LGBTQ Survivors in Employment

Centering LGBTQ+ Survivors: Mitigating Barriers and Discrimination in Employment

DescriptionFutures Without Violence, LA LGBT Center and You Are More Than  (YAMT) will host a webinar discussing the barriers and discrimination LGBTQ+ survivors face in employment. The webinar will focus on four main aspects related to LGBTQ+ survivors in employment including (1) barriers faced by survivors, (2) safety planning when applying for jobs and within the workplace, (3) employment discrimination, and (4) best practices service providers can employ when working with LGBTQ+ clients to ensure their employment needs are met.

Panelist: Aaron Polkey (he/him) Associate Director and Senior Attorney at FUTURES, Amanda Gould (She/They) Senior Program Manager -LA LGBTQ Center, Aims Babich (They/Them) Consultant and Mental Healthcare Worker- YAMT

Learning Objectives: As a result of this webinar, learners will be better able to: 

  • Name specific examples of the barriers LGBTQ+ individuals face when obtaining and maintaining safe and sustainable employment; 
  • Describe supportive services they can provide to minimize barriers; 
  • Analyze current organizational and professional practices from an inclusive lens; and 
  • Adapt to the unique needs that LGBTQ+ survivors face when navigating the pre-employment and employment process

When: Thursday June 29, 2023 

Time: 1-2:30 EST/10-11:30 PST

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