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Hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (www.nfstac.org) and the Center of Excellence for LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity in June of 2022.
Event Description: During this Office Hour, leaders will learn important strategies for implementing organizational change efforts to improve services for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. This includes important considerations for policy implementation, supporting the workforce in adopting new practices, and providing essential supports to families of LGBTQ+ youth. Leaders will also learn approaches to address some of the most pressing concerns from the workforce.
Meet the Presenter: Dr. Angela Weeks is the director of the National SOGIE Center at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Innovation and Implementation. Under the Center, she directs the Center of Excellence for LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity and the National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permanency for LGBTQ2S Children and Youth in Foster Care. As part of this work, she has helped design, implement, and evaluate 15 different programs and initiatives for LGBTQ+ children, youth, and families experiencing foster care. She also specializes in implementation science and cultural adaptation of evidence-based practices.