5 617-244-1682 | 888-244-6843 | ce@williamjames.edu Multicultural & Global Mental Health Photo Credit: Lane Turner, Boston Globe Plenary Speaker Asa Sevelius, EdD, is the principal of the Heath School in Brookline, MA. He is the first out transgender prin- cipal in the Commonwealth and amongst the very few out trans school leaders nationwide. As an educator, Dr. Sevelius has a clear com- mitment to issues of social justice, closing opportunity gaps, high-quality early childhood education, and fair assessment and evaluation practices. School culture and professional development are particular passions of his. Before leading Heath School, Asa was the Principal of the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston. In 2016, Dr. Sevelius earned his doctor- ate in Educational Leadership from Boston College. Learning Objectives • Discuss the challenges and risk factors faced by LGBTQ youth. • Explore awareness of programs and resources that foster the well-being, resilience, and creativity of LGBTQ youth at home, at school, and in the community. • Connect with and build relationships with people and organizations that provide resources LGBTQ Youth: Magnifying the Splendor of the Rainbow Conference Coordinator: Meridith Apfelbaum, MS Plenary Speaker: Asa Sevelius, EdD Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Sexual orientation and gender are vital pieces of a young person’s identity. Developing and understanding these aspects of identity present a unique journey for each individual. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience a variety of challenges and risk factors because of how others react to the development of their sexual orientation and/or gender expression/identity. This conference builds an awareness of the challenges and adversity that LGBTQ youth face, while exploring ways to address these challenges and celebrate their unique talents, strengths, and gifts of resilience. Available resources for families, schools, faith groups, and communities will be identified. MSR6 | 6 CE Credits | $130 (includes lunch) Graduate Students, General Public, Other Professionals No CE Credits | $65 (includes lunch)