Working with Young LGBTQ+ Survivors



May 13


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health


Zoom workshop: Please register on both EventBrite and Zoom

Zoom link to be sent upon EventBrite registration

Working with Young LGTBQ+ Survivors 

May 13th, 2020  10 am to 12 pm

Facilitated by DayOne (


All Vibrant Training sessions for DYCD-funded program staff will be facilitated online using Zoom throughout the end of May.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it is new technology for many of us.  

Following your registration on EventBrite, you will receive the link to the Zoom session in reminder emails.

After attending the session, you will receive a certificate of attendance via email along with the materials shared in the session within 72 hours.


Target Audience: DYCD-funded Program Staff working in youth development programs


Workshop Description:


Of LGBTQ survivors in dating relationships, approximately 43% have experienced physical abuse and 23% have experienced sexual abuse. Additionally, a striking 88.9% of trans youth have experienced physical dating abuse in their relationships. Despite these high numbers, LGBTQ young survivors meet a number of barriers to seeking help including the fear of “outing” their sexuality and/or gender identity, losing their online community, threats to safety from third parties and family, as well as homelessness.


This 2-hour virtual workshop will focus on the influence of youth’s developmental stage, limited relationship experience, as well as gender identity and sexuality on the high incidence of dating abuse among LGBTQ youth.  The presenter will provide tips and insights into working more effectively with LGBTQ young survivors, as well as background on young people’s rights under New York State law.  

This workshop will equip you to:

  1. Consider the factors that influence the high incidence of dating abuse among LGBTQ youth.

  2. Confront implicit biases that arise when working with LGBTQ youth.

  3. Learn the barriers that prevent LGBTQ young survivors from seeking help.

  4. Identify best practices for working with LGBTQ young survivors.

  5. Learn the laws that may support LGBTQ youth’s access to protection, housing, confidential health services and emancipation benefits.

  6. Understand the long-term impact of dating abuse on LGBTQ youth.


**This presentation is ideal for youth-serving professionals who have a firm understanding of the dynamics of dating abuse/domestic violence but would like to increase their capacity around working specifically with LGBTQ young survivors.



Facilitated by: DayOne NY’s Johanna Burgos


Day One partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through preventive education, legal advocacy, supportive services and leadership development. Each program operates on an empowerment model that invests young people in maintaining safe relationships for themselves and their peers. All services for youth are free and available in English and Spanish. Legal services are now available in French as well.



Please contact Cristina Harris ( with any questions.