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LGBTQA United Together Conference Set for November 15

Family Service Association of Northeastern Celebrates National Family Week with Conference on: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Families
FSA NEPA and the NEPA Rainbow Alliance invites everyone to attend the 4th Annual National Family Week Conference, “LGBTQA United Together-Individuals, Families and Communities,” which focuses on Lesbian, Gay. Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families.  The Conference will provide education and information on how to access programs and services as we unite together in support of healthy, successful communities “FSA NEPA believes that education is the key to understanding what we believe to be a “civil rights issue,” said Mike Zimmerman, CEO of Family Service Association of NEPA. 

The Conference, a David and Lillian Thalenfeld Family Life Program of FSA NEPA, will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Genetti Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes Barre.  Registration will begin at 8:00 AM.  Opening session will begin at 8:45 AM. 

Workshops on the following topics will follow and include: The ABC’S of LGBT, Wellness in the LGBT Community, My Child is Gay, My Parents are Gay-It’s OK, Safe & Support Schools, Out at Work: Supportive Workplace & HR Law, LGBT: Victims of Crime, Out in the Community-Creating Safe Places, Psychotherapy with the LGBT Population, Legal Issues Facing LGBT Families, Out in Pennsylvania: Advocacy & Equality.  Keynote Luncheon Speaker will be Liz Bradbury, MA, MFA, Executive Director, PA Diversity Network.  Ms. Bradbury’s topic will be, “LGBT Equality in Pennsylvania: An Uphill Battle.”  Twenty exhibitors will be available throughout the day with information and one-on-one networking with participants.  Ceu’s for LSW-LCSW-MLFT-LPC, Act 48, and CLE credits.  HRCI credits are pending.  A registration form is available to download on the FSA of NEPA website at www.fsanepa.org as well as the Help Line website at www.helpline-nepa.org .

Reservations are required and is open to the public.  Cost for the Conference is $15 per person, $10 for full time students and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  The NEPA Rainbow Alliance will sponsor a cocktail mixer, at Oyster following the conference.  Please contact Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania at 570-823-5144, ext. 309 or by email to fsawv.ruthkemmerer@verizon.net

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