Work­shop fo­cuses on Is­land sex­ual and gen­der mi­nori­ties

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JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER STAFF A num­ber of Is­land as­so­ci­a­tions that pro­vide coun­cil and re­source ser­vices are host­ing a fall work­shop. The P.E.I. Psy­cho­log­i­cal, So­cial Worker and Couselling As­so­ci­a­tions are look­ing for­ward to hav­ing Dr. An­dre Grace speak on car­ing and sup­port­ing the Is­land sex­ual and gen­der mi­nor­ity (SGM) youth. On Sept. 21, 2018, Grace will be pre­sent­ing a day long work­shop in Char­lot­te­town ti­tled, “Grow­ing into Re­silience: Sex­ual and Gen­der Mi­nor­ity Youth, Com­pre­hen­sive Health, and the Need for Car­ing and Ac­com­mo­dat­ing Pro­fes­sional Sup­ports.” Grace is the Canada re­search chair­man in sex­ual and gen­der mi­nor­ity stud­ies (Tier 1) in the Fac­ulty of Ed­u­ca­tion, Univer­sity of Al­berta. His re­search fo­cuses on the com­pre­hen­sive health, ed­u­ca­tional, and cul­tural con­cerns of SGM youth. Cur­rently he di­rects the Com­pre­hen­sive Health Ed­u­ca­tion Work­ers (CHEW) Pro­ject for vul­ner­a­ble SGM youth in Ed­mon­ton. “This work­shop is timely and im­por­tant in that it brings pro­fes­sion­als across the spec­trum to­gether to learn more about how we can care and sup­port our Is­land SGM youth and fam­i­lies,” says Su­san Do­iron, event com­mit­tee mem­ber.

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