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Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health (Webcast)

Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health
Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2020-2022), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias
New Jersey: 1.7 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias
California: 1.5 Elimination of Bias
Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys


Even prior to COVID-19, LGBTQ+ youth were at greater risk for poor mental health impacts than their straight and cisgender peers. The pandemic has layered on additional risk factors for LGBTQ+ youth, such as financial strain, educational disruption, increased anxiety and family acceptance struggles. This panel discussion on the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ youth will explore the legal implications of seeking care, ways to protect privacy rights under HIPAA in the COVID era, and whether telehealth has been an aid or an obstacle in providing mental health care to youth. We will cover how these answers differ depending on where the young person resides, an overview of laws governing telehealth in New York State and their applicable requirements, considerations for attorneys representing youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and intersectionality issues around the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth of color and youth who have disabilities.

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Chair:
Danielle King, Esq. 
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Program Instructors:
Daniel Garza, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist, Callen Lorde Community Health Center & SCO Family Services
Karen F. Levit, Esq.
National Civil Rights Counsel, Anti-Defamation League
Allie Bohm, Esq.
Policy Counsel, New York Civil Liberties Union

Sruti Swaminathan, Esq. Staff Attorney for Youth, Lambda Legal 

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights Committee ,
Danielle King and Geoffrey L. Wertime, Co-Chairs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
 Robert A. Marchman and Matthew E. Morningstar, Co-Chairs
Health Law,
Heather A. Hatcher, Chair 
Mental Health Law 
Karen P. Simmons, Chair 

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