Supporting LGBTQ+ Students with SSW Patrick Mulkern
Patrick Mulkern is School Social Worker who serves as the Wellness Coordinator for a high school in the San Francisco area. As the Wellness Coordinator he leads a multidisciplinary team that works to reduce barriers to services for LGBTQ+ students. This program provides individual and group therapy, case management, mentoring and sexual/reproductive health services. Patrick brings his expertise and targeted experience in this area to help educators and school social workers envision and strategically plan for more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students.
[1:00]- Introduction to Patrick Mulkern and the Wellness Program
[4:15]- Tiered Supports for LGBTQ+ Students
[8:15]- Barriers LGBTQ+ Students Face
[10:15]- Providing Support to Queer and Questioning Youth
[14:20]- Challenging Staff
[18:10]- Creating Inclusive Environments for Students Across ALL Grade Levels
[21:15]- How to Engage Families Around Issues of Sex and Gender
[23:00]- Where Can School Social Workers Start?
[26:00]- Ideal Supports at the High School Level
[30:00]- Hopes for 2021- Policy Considerations