Community conversation: It Gets Better: What We Can Do To Help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
Wednesday, July 22 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Arkla Room (Ross Hall 119)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“It Gets Better: What We Can Do To Help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth” will feature a guest speaker, Dr. Elbert Almazan, who is associate professor of sociology at Central Michigan University. Dr. Almazan is a nationally-recognized expert on the health and well-being of LGBT populations and will speak to approaches and methods that youth-serving professionals can use to support and mentor LGBT youth as they mature under our care.
Thanks to support from the UALR Institute of Government, we are able to provide this event free of charge. Free parking for attendees will be available in Lot 5 on University Drive. Seating is limited, so an RSVP to Dr. Michael Craw (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, July 20 is appreciated.
About Dr. Almazan
Elbert P. Almazan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. His research examines the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. He has published in the Archives of Suicide Research, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of Homosexuality. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Links to Helpful Resources for LGBT Youth and Their Families, Friends and Allies
- It Gets Better – Elbert Almazan Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Families are Talking Newsletter (PDF)
- Parents’ Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know (PDF)
- Health and Health Care of LGB Adolescents (PDF)
- Youth Risk Behavior Backgrounder (PDF)
- Youth Risk Behavior Report (PDF)
- The Safe and Supportive Schools Project (External Site)
- The It Gets Better Project (External Site)
- The Trevor Project (External Site)
- “Student Action” – GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) (External Site)
- “Transforming Schools” – GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network (External Site)
- National Federation for Just Communities – Social Justice Topics – Just Communities of Arkansas (External Site)