Time to Thrive—Supporting LGBTQ Youth, Feb. 13-15, 2015
If serving your diverse teen population is a priority, you need to know about this conference. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association has just opened registration for Time To THRIVE, the second annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The conference program is designed to serve a wide range of youth-service professionals in discussing the best practices for serving LGBTQ youth and their families in schools, libraries, community centers, healthcare systems, and beyond.
Held over President’s Day Weekend, the event will take place at the Hilton Portland (OR) and Executive Tower. Hilton has earned a 100 percent in HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which rates American workplaces based on their commitment to LGBT equality. Portland is also one of 25 cities in the country to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index, a nationwide evaluation of LGBTQ inclusivity in municipal law.
The HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools Project is also partnering with the Oregon Safe Schools Coalition as a sponsor and supporter of upcoming trainings across Oregon. During a training on August 4 in Portland, the Q Center will also be presenting on Oregon’s antibullying law and their work to ensure its implementation.
For more information on the conference, visit www.TimeToThrive.org.
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