Description In 2016-17 YSAS conducted a census of the psychosocial complexity facing young people in the Victorian and Queensland youth alcohol and other drug systems. The results of over 2500 young people enrolled in the services at this time show the complexity present in these young people’s lives in terms of family, education and employment,… Continue reading Working better with LGBQ young people in AOD treatment services »
Description Islam is a very diverse faith group with some 1.6 billion followers on six continents. In most Muslim countries, homosexuality is illegal and in some countries, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, it is punishable by death. Despite being young compared to Judaism or Christianity Islam doesn’t provide any clear and specific definition of sexual… Continue reading “Islam and queer identity” how it is impacting the attitudes of LGBTIQ Muslims in Australia »
Description This workshop begins with a presentation by a lesbian elder who describes an experience of lesbophobic abuse in an aged care service. She describes the impact the abuse had on her including reliving historical experiences of discrimination and the feelings of isolation, mistrust and anxiety. Next, an aged care advocacy service outlines strategies implemented… Continue reading We’ve got your back – empowering LGBTI elders »
Description There is increasing evidence that rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) relationships are as high as in cisgender heterosexual relationships. Currently, almost all mainstream perpetrator intervention programs are not designed to adequately meet the specific and unique needs of LGBTIQ people who use family violence…. Continue reading Violence in our communities: Working with LGBTIQ perpetrators of intimate partner violence »
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