Title: Causes and Risks Associated with Bullying in Schools towards Sexual Minority Youth

GLBTQI youth and children face widespread harassment and violence in America’s schools. In the wake of this widespread harassment and violence, support is growing for “implementation of gay-straight alliances, safe schools programs, nondiscrimination policies, and other interventions designed to counteract and prevent anti-LGBT violence and harassment in public schools. Come learn and talk about ways to improve and implement programs and policies to help bridge the gaps in our knowledge, our schools, and our communities of GLBTQI youth (Youth)”.

Keba Richmond Green, LAPC

CEO/Executive Director DreamGirlz Unlimited, LLC

Biography:

Keba Richmond-Green, LAPC

Author, Therapist, Accountability Coach, Advocate,

Speaker & Mentor

Purpose, Integrity, Self-Confidence & Personal Responsibility

•             Author of “Not My Child” biography for Teens and Parents

•             Creator of the “Growing Up Growing Out” Workshop

Programs for Teens and Adults

•             Founder and CEO of DreamGirlz Unlimited, LLC! Coaching and Mentoring Services for Individuals, Groups and Families

•             Creator of “Not My Child” Workbooks for Teens and Parents

•             Trained in Crisis Intervention, Mediation, & Leadership Management

Focus Areas:

Culture & Diversity

Level of Learning:

Advanced

Learning Objectives:

1.            Attendees will work to conceptualize and address bullying among GLBTQI youth.

2.            Attendees will be offered approaches to accomplish goals to help build safe schools.

3.            Attendees will learn to recognize risk factors associated with the victimization of sexually minority youth.

Description:  According to the Journal of School Violence, Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex “(GLBTQI) youth, and those perceived to be GLBTQI, face extensive verbal and physical bullying in schools. Although increasing attention has been made at examining the safety concerns of sexual minority (GLBTQI) youth, there remain important gaps in the literature as well as significant sampling limitations (Bullying in Schools)”.

Adults and administration have a responsibility to create institutions that are safe and affirming places for all young people. This workshop will work to provide educators, policymakers, parents, and students the background information they need to continue to promote safe schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, we hope to help focus research on the most critical gaps in our understanding of the experiences of GLBTQI youth, and on what policy interventions can most effectively improve their school experiences.

The agenda is targeted at teachers, school counselors, LPC, social workers and government-based researchers in order to fill the many gaps in our knowledge of GLBTQI youth, and the effectiveness of various policy interventions.  Safety and Health, Parenting, etc.

Prior Presentations: 

Richmond-Green, Keba J. (2011). Causes and Risks Associated with Bullying in Schools toward Sexual Minority Youth,” Power Point presentation presented at Alabama Student Resource Officer’s (TAASRO) Conference, May 9, 2012, Gulf Shores, AL.

Richmond-Green, Keba J. (2011). Causes and Risks Associated with Bullying in Schools toward Sexual Minority Youth,” Power Point presentation presented at DanielKids Foster Care Conference, May 9, 2012, Orlando, FL.

Richmond-Green, Keba J. (2011). “We Are Greater Than Aids,” Power point presentation presented at Iris House Women Summit, May 5, 2012, New York, NY.

Richmond-Green, Keba J. (2011). “Causes and Risks Associated with Bullying in Schools toward Sexual Minority Youth,” Power Point presentation presented at Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference, November 14, 2011, Edmonton Alberta, CA.

Richmond-Green, Keba J. (2011). “Not My Child” Adult/Teen Panel presented by DreamGirlz Unlimited, LLC, Dekalb County Library November 5, 2011, Decatur, GA.

Richmond-Green, Keba J. (2011). “Causes and Risks Associated with Bullying in Schools toward Sexual Minority Youth,” Paper and Power Point presentation presented at the American Counseling Association (ACA) 2011 Conference & Exposition, March 27, 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Richmond-Green, Keba J. (2011). “Causes and Risks Associated with Bullying in Schools toward Sexual Minority Youth,” Paper and PowerPoint presentation presented at the 10th Annual Cross Cultural Conference, February 11, 2011, Savannah, GA