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As part of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program is pleased to offer a new online course on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, or LGBTQ youth.
Define key terms associated with sexual orientation and gender identity.
Describe challenges that many LGBTQ youth face and why it is critical that teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection/HIV prevention messages and projects are inclusive of all youth.
Identify key strategies for creating a safe and inclusive classroom setting for all youth.
“Research shows that LGBTQ youth experience more stress in their daily lives than their heterosexual peers and may have fewer trusted adults to lean on for support,” said Marc Clark, program manager of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program at the bureau. “As program providers, we need to be sure that we create safe and supportive program environments and that our prevention messages include all youth.”