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We’ve seen (and created) a lot of online content about the importance of safe spaces in programs that serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, or LGBTQ, youth. A new 24-minute video from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network adds to the conversation by including, in addition to advice from mental health and equity experts, the voices of LGBTQ young people. They talk about the traumatic experiences they’ve gone through, the biases they’ve faced, and the things providers can do to make programs safer and more inclusive.
Watch "Safe Spaces. Safe Places: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth":
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