Screening for the Intersection of Trauma with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Introduces a new screening tool for mental health treatment providers to explore youth identities and identify potentially traumatic experiences for LGBTQ+ youth. LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately impacted by a wide variety of traumatic experiences, including abuse and neglect, which may not be effectively addressed or treated in the absence of intentional LGBTQ+ affirming practices. The tool intends to promote a shared language around youth identity and a mutual understanding of the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth, as well as to support providers in meaningful engagement with youth and their caregivers. Participants will be guided through considerations and planning for how this tool could be implemented with youth and caregivers within the scope of their current organizational engagement and assessment practices.