Each month RTSC secures recognized leaders in their respective fields to present on various special education and related topics geared toward supporting the at-risk population of students throughout the state and beyond. Register to attend one or more of the webinars below for an opportunity to engage with our presenters during the Q&A session which follows the presentation.
Not available to participate during the live broadcast? All of our webinars are recorded and archived on our website. Visit the Webinar Recordings page to access our archived webinars which are produced with closed caption, presenter bios, and resource links.
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Young people in the child welfare system who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer (LGBTQ) are at a greater risk for many negative experiences, including being less likely to be placed with a permanent family. These young people face discrimination and conflict with their families of origin as well as harassment and violence in group placement settings. To remove obstacles, service providers and families must acknowledge the barriers and seek effective strategies to address them. Holly Robinson, Co-Director of Out Now in Springfield, MA for the past 20 years, along with Community Organizers Stickii Quest, ShaeShae Quest, and Tianna Thomas, will discuss the critical issues facing LGBTQ youth in the child welfare and school systems and some strategies to keep them safe and supported.