Date: Thursday February 2nd, 11.30am-3.30pm
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Office
Cost: €10 (includes tea/coffee & a light lunch)
This event will explore youth work with LGBT+ young people in Ireland and provide participants with practical information they can use to develop services for LGBT+ young people. The event will also give space to some big picture discussion on how the LGBT+ youth strategy may impact on work with young people.
Moninne Griffith, Executive Director, Belong To
Moninne will set the scene for our discussion by discussing current issues in service provision, policy and the lives of LGBT+ young people
Sinead Murray, BreakOUT Project, Donegal Youth Service
Sinead will reflect on her experience in supporting LGBT+ young people in Donegal and share critical issues that have emerged in her practice.
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)
One of the greatest demand in terms of support for LGBT+ young people is around Transgender issues. TENI will provide an input that will help participants increase awareness, understanding and inclusion of trans issues in their work with young people.
Gareth Harteveld, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service
Gareth will relate his experience of applying his knowledge and experience as a community youth worker to a new LGBT+ Youth Project in Kerry.
Meaghan McCarthy, Kildare Youth Service
Meaghan will provide a young person’s perspective of LGBT+ issues in Ireland through her participation in youth services, studies and work placement.