Youth Practitioner Symposium: Youth Work with LGBT+ Young People in Ireland

Youth Work with LGBT+ Young People

Date: Thursday 2nd February, 2017

Time: 11.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Office, 20 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1

Cost: €10 (to include a light lunch)

This event will explore youth work with LGBT+ young people in Ireland.

There is now a considerable body of youth work practice experience in working with LGBT+ young people in Ireland that can be usefully reviewed, reflected upon and shared as valuable evidence. At the same time, there are still services and practitioners looking for support and resources to implement work with LGBT+ young people. Additionally, The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has committed to develop the first LGBT+ Youth Strategy and it is timely that the sector comes together to discuss this area of work.

As with all symposia, this event has the purpose of surfacing and sharing evidence from practice learning that participants can apply when they return to their own work environments. The event will also seek to begin identifying issues critical to the youth work sector in relation to the LGBT+ Youth Strategy


Moninne Griffith, Belong To
Moninne will set the scene for our discussion by discussing current issues in service provision, policy and the lives of LGBT+ young people

Sinead Murray, BreakOUT Donegal Youth Service
Sinead will reflect on her experience in supporting LGBT+ young people in Donegal and share critical issues that have emerged in her practice.

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)
TENI will provide an input that will help participants increase awareness, understanding and inclusion of trans issues in their work with young people.

Gareth Harteveld, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service
Gareth will relate his experience of applying his knowledge and experience as a community youth worker to a new LGBT+ Youth Project in Kerry.

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Dominick Street, Dublin 1

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