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Agenda - October 4, 2012




8:30 a.m.— 8:45 a.m.

Registration—No Continental Breakfast Available


8:45 a.m.— 9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Lee F. Satterfield, Chief Judge
Superior Court of the District of Columbia

The Honorable Zoe Bush, Presiding Judge
Family Court, Superior Court of the District of Columbia


9:00 a.m.— 9:15 a.m.

The Impact of Silence
Andrea Khoury, J.D., Director
Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association

This interactive activity will help participants step into the shoes of young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning.


9:15 a.m.— 10:30 a.m.

Youth Panel — “Our Story”
   Youth Panelists
Moderator: Andrea Khoury, J.D., Assistant Director
Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association

This panel of young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender will set the tone for the day's discussions.  The young people will provide the participants an unique opportunity to hear first hand about their experiences in state care.


10:30 a.m.— 10:45 a.m.

Networking/Break—Information Gathering


10:45 a.m.— 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker — “Critical Role of Families in Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-being for LGBTQ Youth
Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., Director
Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco State University

Tawara D. Goode, Director, National Center for Cultural Competency
Also Associate Director and Assistant Professor, Center for Child and Human Development Georgetown University

Compelling new research from the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University shows that families have a dramatic influence on their LGBTQ children’s health, mental health and well-being. Family rejection and conflict can lead to ejection from the home and placement in custodial care. The Family Acceptance Project has been pioneering the first evidence-based family intervention model of wellness, prevention and care to decrease risk and promote well-being for LGBTQ children and adolescents in the context of families, faith and culture. Called revolutionary and paradigm-changing, this new family approach is changing how services are provided to children and adolescents across disciplines and systems of care. Dr. Ryan will discuss key research findings, approaches to working with ethnically and religiously diverse families, and resources, tools and strategies for family education and support to decrease risk for LGBTQ youth and promote their well-being.


12:15 p.m.— 1:30 p.m.

(Please select your lunch and return to your table.)

Lunch Speaker — “Embracing the Diversity of the LGBTQ Youth”
Maya Rupert, Policy Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights

The Honorable Janet E. Albert, Magistrate Judge
Family Court, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

There is a narrative that is too often accepted that the LGBTQ movement is a racially exclusive movement. In order to fully understand and serve the LGBTQ community, we must tackle and dismantle the notion that LGBTQ identity is a white identity and understand the racial diversity that exists for the community, and what that means for needs and priorities of the community. This talk will explore the experience of LGBTQ people of color, connect the issues of LGBTQ equality and racial justice, and situate the LGBTQ equality movement in a broader context about social justice and marginalized communities.


1:45 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops

A—National and Local Approaches to Protecting LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile System
B—Health Disparities and Challenges for LGBTQ Youth
C—Bullyproof: Protecting Our LGBTQ Youth in Schools and Beyond
D—Issues Facing Transgender Youth and Parents in Custody Cases


3:00 p.m.—3:15 p.m.



3:30 p.m.—4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops

E—Helping Parents and Caretakers Connect with LGBTQ Youth
F—City’s Initiatives and Strategies Aimed at Serving LGBTQ Youth
G—Best Practices: Addressing LGBTQ Youth in the Neglect and Delinquency Systems