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Family Support Center SAAM Event: LGBTQ+ Youth Empowerment as Sexual Violence Prevention
April 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
LGBTQ+ youth are a vibrant, essential part of our communities. But when risk factors for sexual violence and risk factors linked to oppressive social environments collide, it can lead to compounded trauma and health disparities with far-reaching impacts. Join us to learn about the unique ways these risk factors are constructed in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth, especially those with intersecting marginalized identities. We will then look at ways not only youth-serving professionals, but entire communities, can take responsibility to grow protective factors for these young people. It’s Up to Us to change social norms and create environments for LGBTQ+ youth to survive and thrive! Presented by: Angie Rehling, Prevention Coordinator, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Amanda Schumacher, Sexual Assault Program Director, Family Support Center