Legal Professionals Series

Discover Youth Outlook, Illinois' first and longest-running social services agency solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Gain insights into our services, understand the current experiences of LGBTQ+ youth, and learn strategies for creating safe, affirming spaces. The session also provides valuable resources for ongoing education and support. (1 Hour) Learning Objectives: Learn about Youth Outlook’s [...]

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Features a diverse panel of LGBTQ+ youth, parents, and allies guiding an interactive session that offers a unique opportunity to hear firsthand experiences and insights about the LGBTQ+ community. The session also includes a Q&A segment, allowing attendees to engage directly with panelists, fostering an open dialogue and a more profound comprehension of the LGBTQ+ [...]

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Specifically designed for Guardian Ad Litems (GALs) to enhance their understanding of LGBTQ+ affirming practices. This session focuses on the unique needs of LGBTQ+ youth in legal settings, covering topics like affirming terminology, the role of GALs in supporting LGBTQ+ clients, and navigating complex legal scenarios. The session also provides resources to help GALs advocate [...]

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Offers an in-depth look at providing affirming legal services to LGBTQ+ individuals, with a focus on understanding and using LGBTQ+ affirming terminology, the specific needs of transgender and non-binary clients, and current trends in legal services for the LGBTQ+ community. Highlights key resources and effective strategies for professionals to support LGBTQ+ clients in legal contexts, [...]

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