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Welcome to the 2018 AFCOST Symposium. Below you will find the schedule and registration.
The Symposium will be held at Lesley University Brattle Campus.
 Washburn and Sherrill Halls on Lesley’s Brattle Campus (off of Garden Street)

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Monday, November 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am
LGBTQ+ Youth Inclusion in Out-of-School Programs- Why it Matters and What You Can Do!! FILLING

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Did you know that a recent study shows that as many as 20% of Massachusetts youth identify as LGBTQ+? Even very young kids have a sense of gender and social climates/acceptance. And did you know that 50-78% of transgender adults who experiences some sort of victimization (including bullying) while in school have attempted suicide? Fortunately LGBTQ+ youth and adults are also incredibly resilient. Studies also show that if they find inclusive spaces they may be happier and safer. This workshop is designed to give you the basics about LGBTQ+ youth and techniques to making your OST space more inclusive. Further, supporting LGBTQ+ youth also serves to create a safer and more caring environment for all youth. This workshop will be based on a report created for the City of Cambridge and will be educational as well as interactive.

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Amelia Joselow

LGBTQ+ Research Associate, LGBTQ+ Commission (City of Cambridge)
Amelia Joselow is the Research Associate from the LGBTQ+ Commission of the City of Cambridge. She also has experience working with youth during her years at the Cambridge Community Center and her current time volunteering with the GOLD Program at the YWCA. She has a Master of Public... Read More →