Supporting The Mental Health Of LGBTQ+ Students: What We Learned From The Pandemic That Impacts Current Services
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Thursday, April 27 ~ 1:00-2:00pm (Eastern)
Challenge - Supporting LGBTQ students' mental health
This webinar will assist faculty members with considering how they can create a learning environment that is more supportive to the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ students. Topics in the webinar address the specific, mental health challenges that have intensified for this student demographic in recent years.
Attendees will learn about the challenges facing LGBTQ+ students and practical ways to better support the mental health of LGBTQ+ students.
LGBTQ+ youth and young adults face a number of distinct health disparities, particularly related to mental health and well-being. In addition to this, the COVID-19 pandemic created some unique challenges for LGBTQ+ students. As many learned throughout the course of the pandemic, providing support for the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ students is especially important to their academic success and holistic well-being.
Building upon the introductory information presented in “Making Health and Wellness More Inclusive for LGBTQ+ Students on College Campuses,” attendees for this webinar will learn about mental health disparities affecting younger LGBTQ+ people. Additionally, attendees will also learn about the unique ways that the COVID-19 pandemic affected LGBTQ+ students across the country, given that we’re continuing to see these trends in student populations.
This webinar will help attendees to create more intentional support for the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ students at their institution. Attendees will also learn about specific tips and best practices to create a more affirming environment for this student demographic.
And finally, attendees should note that this is webinar builds upon the content presented in “Making Health and Wellness More Inclusive for LGBTQ+ Students on College Campuses.” Still, that webinar is not a required prerequisite for attending. Attendees at all knowledge levels are encouraged to participate in this session.
- Learning objectives include the following:
- Understand information about mental health disparities facing younger LGBTQ+ people
- Identify specific challenges that this student demographic faced during the
- COVID-19 pandemic and how this has continued to impact them
- Identify ways to address challenges to provide and create more inclusive and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students
- Recognize the importance of this topic and continued education related to mental health support for diverse student population.
- Middle & High School Educators
- School District Administrators
- Title IX Coordinators
- 2 & 4 year institutions
- Faculty (full & part-time)
- Department Chairs
- Tutoring Staff
- Health & Counseling Staff
- Diversity & Inclusion Staff
Dorian Rhea Debussy, Ph.D. (she/her) is a part-time Lecturer in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. After enjoying a decade-long career exclusively in higher education, Rhea continues to teach part-time but now primarily works in public policy. Most recently, she served as the Associate Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Kenyon College, where she specialized in fostering LGBTQ+ inclusion and equity across campus and beyond. Passionate about inclusive teaching, Rhea has extensive and varied teaching experiences. Previously, she taught queer studies courses for the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Kenyon College; courses on the politics of race, class, and gender at Manchester Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University; and LGBTQ+ studies, feminist studies, American politics, and quantitative methods courses at the University of Connecticut. In addition to teaching, Rhea continues to actively write about issues affecting LGBTQ+ people and LGBTQ+ politics more broadly; her book project is under contract with Columbia University Press.
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