The Power of Affirming Adults: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

April 11, 2024 Waltham Free
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A panel discussion with leading experts on youth development, gender identity, and community resources for LGBTQ+ young people.

We know that trans and LGBQ+ youth experience disproportionate levels of mental health distress. Yet we also know that when LGBTQ+ youth have affirming adults in their lives, they enjoy greater mental wellness. Learn about the factors influencing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of trans, nonbinary, and LGBQ+ youth and how you can be an affirming adult. Following the event, you’ll have the opportunity to join a conversation circle led by JF&CS’s director of mental health for a deeper exploration of the workshop topic.


Welcoming remarks:

  • Cara Presley, Director of Mental Health, JF&CS


  • Jaimie H. Krass, Director of Youth Programs, Keshet
  • Norman Spack, MD, founder of the Gender Management Service (GeMS) Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Rebecca Sneider, LICSW, Brookline Public Schools
  • Kurtis Washington, Boston GLASS

Conversation circles:

Following the workshop, participants are invited to join a conversation circle led by JF&CS’s director of mental health. These small group sessions will provide the chance to explore the workshop topic in greater depth while connecting with peers. The conversation circle for this topic will take place:

  • Thursday, April 25, 7:30-8:45 p.m., virtual via Zoom

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Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Parents, Jewish Professionals
Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451

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