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Monday, August 13 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Addressing LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in Our Schools and Communities LIMITED

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The causes of youth homelessness are varied. Many young people experience homelessness due to lack of affordable and accessible housing, poverty, neglect, substance abuse, mental health issues, and physical and sexual abuse. Others become homeless due to severe family conflict that grows out of lack of support around sexual orientation and gender expression and identity.
Communities have to find creative solutions to LGBTQ youth homelessness.
Ryan Berg will begin the presentation with a reading from No House to Call My Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions and end with a discussion about how teachers, social workers and communities across the state can best support LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

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Ryan Berg

Ryan Berg is an author, activist, and program manager for the ConneQT Host Home Program of Avenues for Homeless Youth, a nationally-recognized community response to youth homelessness. His debut book, No House to Call My Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions, won the 2016 Minnesota... Read More →


Monday August 13, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm CDT
107 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA