Building Competency in Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth A Training Conference for Community Partners

April 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Ala Moana Hotel - Hibiscus Ballroom
410 Atkinson Drive
HI 96814

The purpose of this conference is to provide information that increases understanding of LGBT youth and their needs, and enhances the ability of community partners and others serving youth to competently provide appropriate and needed services to LGBT youth, in a safe and respectful environment.
Featuring:  Preview of a new documentary on Tongan Leiti by renowned  film-makers, Wilson and Hamer, and overview of their film, A Place in the Middle, a Native Hawaiian approach to inclusion with Kumu Hina Wong.  Presentations on LGBT basics; LGBT support in government agencies; LGBT health concerns and support; LGBT initiatives statewide; LGBT support in our schools; and family, faith, and culture.

Sponsored by:
The Family Court’s Committee on LGBT Youth in Hawaii’s Juvenile Justice System

Including the Family Court of the First Circuit; Office of Youth Services; Office of the Public Defender; Family Law Division of the Department of the Attorney General; Department of Human Services; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Division and Suicide Prevention Program of the Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch, Department of Health; the Department of Education; and the Honolulu Police Department

Funding for this conference is provided by:
Hawaii State Judiciary, Family Court, Court Improvement Program Grant
Office of Youth Services, Hawaii State Department of Human Services