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Lecture: Working with the Latino LGBT Youth

Thursday, December 3, 2015
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by Julissa Perez Almonte, entitled, "Working with the Latino LGBT Youth."

This presentation will focus on the challenges and triumphs faced by LGBT Latino youth in the United Stated today. We will explore the intersections of family, religion, language, culture, and gender identity and how these affect youth today. How to care and support these youth will be discussed. Presenter welcomes questions as well as sharing stories related to the topic.

Julissa Maria Perez, LCSW, MT-BC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Music Therapist with over 22 yrs of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a blended approach of creative modalities and cognitive as well as dialectical behavioral techniques. She enjoys working with individuals using a cross-cultural/multicultural lens and working with identity related issues. She has been featured in IKONS Magazine, has worked in multiple setting including hospitals, preventive care services and schools, including the first publicly funded LGBT High School. She is currently in private practice in Wallingford, CT.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.

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