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SCDJJ's Providing Care and Support for Rural LGBTQI Youth: Thinking Outside the Box

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

A significant proportion of LGBTQ adolescents live in rural, non-suburban or non-metropolitan communities in South Carolina. This training presents quantitative and qualitative data on the current health status of LGBTQ adolescents in rural counties, trends and inequities in their health outcomes, and factors that can promote or risk their health.  Access to and quality of health care for LGBTQ adolescents in rural counties, including rates of health insurance and delays in care, adolescents’ experiences with rural health care systems and their barriers to care.  Educational and economic opportunity for LGBTQ adolescents in rural areas, including graduation rates, unemployment rates, role of family support, and impact of family and personal financial barriers on educational attainment.

Presented by Alexis Stratton is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for South Carolina Equality and  “Alex” Karydi, Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, CSAC, DJJ LGBTQI youth coordinator.

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DJJ Community Connection Center
4900 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212