Decoding the Alphabet Soup: Helpful Tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ Students
Speakers: Jessie Felling, LGSW/LMSW & Sarah Stover, MSW/MBA
Description: The world of sexual orientation and gender identity is vast, constantly changing, and frequently confusing. For those not immersed in Queer culture, acronyms, new terms, pronouns, and research can be daunting. Join social workers Jessie Felling and Sarah Stover for a crash course on LGBTQ+ terminology, pronouns, common orientations and identities, and how best to support your child as they navigate explorations of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Jessie Felling, LGSW/LMSW
Jessie Felling (she/her) is a licensed social worker and school counselor at The Sycamore School. Jessie has worked in a variety of positions within the social work field, including foster care case management, early childhood education, and in-home therapeutic services. She has been active in the LGBTQ+ community since college, when she served as leadership for the school’s LGBTQ+ organization, and ran a service house that provided support, advocacy, and social spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals on her college campus and in the local high school community. Jessie is passionate about providing support for queer youth, and education around LGBTQ+ topics.
Sarah Stover MSW/MBA
Sarah Stover (she/her) is a social worker and also has her masters of business administration. She currently works as a community organizer for a small nonprofit, VOICE Buffalo, focusing on issues related to the criminal justice system. She has previously worked at the The University at Buffalo’s Sexual Violence Prevention Unit, American Red Cross and Planned Parenthood. Sarah has been active in the LGBTQ+ community since college, when she served as leadership for the school’s LGBTQ+ organization and interned at Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ Community Center. As part of the queer community, she understands the need to support queer youth, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and educating others about the LGBTQ+ community.
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