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Friday, June 28, 2024

Pro­vid­ing Affirm­ing Clin­i­cal Sup­ports to LGBTQ+ Indi­vid­u­als and Families

Pre­sen­ter Car­olyn Wahlskog (she/​they) LCSW, will be hold­ing a train­ing on pro­vid­ing affirm­ing clin­i­cal sup­ports to LGBTQ+ indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies at Ken­neth Young Cen­ter’s Elk Grove Vil­lage office.

Objec­tives for this train­ing will include:

  • Par­tic­i­pants will learn affirm­ing ter­mi­nol­o­gy used by LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Par­tic­i­pants will under­stand cur­rent trends and best prac­tices in serv­ing LGBTQ+ indi­vid­u­als and best practices 
  • Par­tic­i­pants will prac­tice sce­nar­ios and tac­tics for pro­vid­ing affirm­ing clin­i­cal practice 
  • Par­tic­i­pants will leave with local, state and nation­al resources to uti­lize with LGBTQ+ indi­vid­u­als and families.


Ken­neth Young Center

1001 Rohlwing Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Event Details

CEUs Pend­ing *Must attend full train­ing to receive CEUs*
For a full list of approved CEU licen­sures click here!

Date: June 28th2024

Time: 9AM — 12:30PM

Loca­tion: In Per­son at Ken­neth Young Cen­ter — 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Vil­lage, IL 60007

RSVP BY TUES­DAY JUNE 25TH, 2024: Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als and KYC staff are wel­come to join. 

Cost: $120 (KYC Staff can attend at no cost)

Speak­er: Car­olyn Wahlskog, LCSW.

Pre­sen­ter Biography

Car­olyn Wahlskog, LCSW (she/​they) is the Direc­tor of Oper­a­tions and Pro­gram­ming at Youth Out­look, a youth ser­vices agency that works to meet the ever-evolv­ing needs of LGBTQ+ youth and their fam­i­lies in north­ern Illi­nois. Addi­tion­al­ly, Car­olyn is the co-coor­di­na­tor of Trans­for­ma­tive Jus­tice Law Pro­jec­t’s Name Change Mobi­liza­tion, serv­ing trans folks across IL. She serves as an adjunct pro­fes­sor at Jane Addams Col­lege of Social Work at Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Chica­go. Car­olyn works with edu­ca­tors, men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als, and oth­er youth work­ers to cre­ate safe, sup­port­ive and affirm­ing poli­cies and prac­tices for work­ing with queer and trans young peo­ple and their families. 

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