Join the facilitators of this session for a discussion about being an LGBTQ+ ally on your campus and in your classroom. Learn about the community and how to develop safe spaces for students who identify as LGBTQ+. The session includes information sharing, reflective exercises, and interactive activities to help participants become more informed and effective allies.
Objective 1: Participants will articulate personal and professional experiences with the LGBTQ+ community.
Objective 2: Participants will describe the LGBTQ+ community and discuss developing safe spaces for students who identify as LGBTQ+.
Objective 3: Participants will identify effective strategies to demonstrate allyship towards the LGBTQ+ community.
Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with CEUs upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the webinar evaluation to earn credentials.
The duration of this webinar is one hour, which equates to 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Angela Fry, MSW, LISW-S, is an associate professor of social work and human services at Columbus State Community College. Angela graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSSW and MSW. She has worked at several agencies in Columbus, Ohio. The bulk of Angela’s work has focused on trauma and abuse. Angela’s first job out of school was at CHOICES, a domestic violence agency in Columbus as a case manager for the women staying at the shelter. Angela then worked at Catholic Social Services for ten years in a variety of capacities: As a home-based clinician working with families involved with child protective services; as an individual, couples’, and group counseling clinician; and finally, as the clinical supervisor. After ten years, Angela ventured out and worked for a period with children who had been sexually abused, as well as in the foster care arena. Eventually, landing back at the original point, she went back to CHOICES in the role of clinical supervisor for several years.
Jorie Schwartz, LISW-S, is a licensed social worker and associate professor of social work and human services at Columbus State Community College. She is a graduate of the MSW program at The Ohio State University and has worked primarily in the areas of community mental health and school-based prevention. She worked as a field coordinator for the College of Social Work at OSU. “I have had the opportunity to teach and advise many of the students in our program at Columbus State. My favorite part of the job is seeing those light bulb moments, especially when they discover a passion for the field. My students amaze me in their willingness to push themselves, especially in practicum. I love working with students who are an active part of their own learning.”