New Jersey has been at the forefront of fostering equality for its LGBTQIA+ young people, including strong protections in the NJ Law Against Discrimination, incorporation of LGBTQIA+ content in school curricula, and the extension of rights for transgender people. Yet LGBTQIA+ youth remain at disproportionate risk for bullying, harassment, homelessness, suicide, and involvement in the foster care and law enforcement systems. This interactive training will introduce participants to the varied identities and experiences of LGBTQIA+ youth, explore the types of bias and discrimination they face, and offer strategies for protecting their rights in various settings.
NOTE: DCR does not allow participants to join a training if they arrive more than 30 minutes after the start time.
***EACH PERSON WANTING TO ATTEND NEEDS TO REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY. A UNIQUE LINK WILL BE RECEIVED UPON REGISTRATION. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE LINK WITH OTHERS BECAUSE WE WILL BE UNABLE TO VERIFY THEIR ATTENDANCE AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.***