LGBTQIA+ Teen Mental Health Presentation for Caregivers
This event has been postponed. Watch for a rescheduled event in the future.
Parents and caregivers are invited to learn how to support LGBTQ+ teens. Presenter Jen Hansen will share statistics on LGBTQ+ mental health issues to create an understanding of how prevalent it is in the community.
Participants will learn:
- how LGBTQ+ teens thrive emotionally, mentally, and overall when they are supported
- ways to ask for help
- where to ask for help by identifying local, state, regional, and national organizations
- simple skills to manage and improve mental health
About the Presenter
Jen Hansen (PhD, LMHC) has 15 years of experience in the mental health field with more than four of those years being in Iowa. Jen’s experiences with mental health services include corrections, private practice, and community mental health. Jen received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Clarke College, her Master’s in Education with a concentration in Community Counseling from the University of Wyoming, and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Wyoming.
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