Emerging Practices for Supporting LGBTQI+ Young People Across Human Services Programs

Sep 07, 2023 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET

This event is hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Mathematica, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and a young adult steering committee.

Please join us for a webinar that will focus on uplifting emerging practices to ensure human services delivery and prevention are more welcoming and accessible for LGBTQI+ young people (ages 10-24) in child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as those experiencing homelessness, and those seeking sexual health services.

The webinar will feature:

  • Findings from a recent project on supporting LGBTQI+ young people across human services programs,
  • A panel discussion with young people, human services providers, and a guardian of LGBTQI+ young people, and
  • An opportunity to hear from LGBTQI+ young people with lived experience as they share barriers, opportunities, realities, and desires for transformation in human services programs from a young person's perspective.


  • Alex Roque, Ali Forney Center
  • Sarah Rosso, Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation
  • Amanda Cruce, University of Pittsburgh, National Foster Parent Association
  • Cass Phanord, Emerging Practices for LGBTQI+ Young People Steering Committee
  • Ethan Wesby, Emerging Practices for LGBTQI+ Young People Steering Committee

Closed captioning will be available during the webinar.