Supporting LGBTQI Youth
Do you feel prepared to meet the mental health needs of your LGBTQI students?
This course is designed to help school health professionals reflect on the impact of COVID on LGBTQI youth while gaining a better understanding of current thinking about issues for this population. Participants will also learn about the effects of abuse vs support of LGBTQI youth and intersex conditions that may impact students
School Nurses, School Health Professionals
After this activity, learners will be able to:
- Summarize mental health impacts experienced by LGBTQI during the COVID 19 pandemic and how the PAUSE technique can be used to help students in distress.
- Identify 1-2 ways personal knowledge and perceptions about LGBTQI youth may impact your practice.
- Describe the potential outcomes of abuse vs support for LGBTQI youth.
- Apply knowledge of sexual identity development to enhance the quality of care and support of LGBTQI students in practice.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.
In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships that faculty, planners, authors, and anyone who may be in control of content have with ineligible companies have been mitigated.
No faculty has any financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Stephen Brady
Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Stephen Brady is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine with a longstanding interest in the LGBTQI community. He is a Psychologist who received his B.A degree from the University of Florida and MA. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the founding Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program at the School of Medicine which he directed for over 20 years. His teaching interests have focused in the areas of human sexuality, psychotherapy skill development and career development with a focus on emotional intelligence. He has maintained a private psychotherapy practice primarily with Gay male professionals. He was Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Council on Psychology and AIDS and serves on the advisory board for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Brady’s clinical, teaching and research interests have focused on the psychosocial and sexual needs of marginalized groups including men who have sex with men, mentally ill and homeless individuals, and people at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. He is a frequent guest lecturer and teacher in the area of Human Sexuality and has served as Principal Investigator for a number of NIMH and SAMHSA studies and training grants including his current training grant “Enhancing Training for Clinical Mental Health Counselors in Substance Use Disorders Assessment and Treatment."
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Contact Hours: 1.75 credits, 0 are eligible for pharmacology credit
SHIELD is a DESE-approved provider for PDPs. PDP certificates are issued for programs/series lasting 10 or more hours on a topic. CNE certificates are also issued for eligible courses. Learners may use CNE certificates for PDPs
Course Release Date: 5/17/2022
Material Reviewed: 4/10/2023
Course Expiration Date: 4/09/2024
- 1.75 ANCC
- 1.75 Participation
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Note that live technical support is available on weekdays 9 am-5 pm, so plan your learning time accordingly. Please email BU SHIELD with any questions
THIS CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED. IN NO EVENT SHOULD INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS REGARDING LAWS, REGULATIONS, OR LEGAL LIABILITY BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH AN ATTORNEY.
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