Past Presentation

Beyond Support Groups: Rethinking Connection for Indigenous Youth | November 8, 2021

Date of Presentation: November 8, 2021

Type: Past Presentation  

Audience: Clinical  

Program: Trans & Gender Affirming Care ECHO Program  

Keywords: #gender-diverse youth  #sovereignty  

This short presentation offers strategies for connection for Indigenous gender-diverse youth which center sovereignty. With examples of resources created by and for Indigenous gender-diverse youth, the presentation offers an excellent foundation for rethinking youth community, support, and connection.


Presenter Bio:

Dr. Itai Jeffries

Itai Jeffries, PhD (they/them/y’all) is a Yesah/Occaneechi Two Spirit educator, qualitative researcher, and equity consultant. They co-manage the Paths (Re)Membered Project at NPAIHB, a 2SLGBTQ+ health equity initiative, and are a firm partner of biwa|Emergent Equity, Inc., a racial equity and organizational development firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Itai has worked and contracted across a large variety of roles including serving their people on the Occaneechi Health Circle, and with institutions such as Centers for Disease Control, National Association for Chronic Disease Directors, the American Public Health Association, the Seattle Indian Health Board, the Na’ah Illahee Fund, and with several community-based organizations.

Date added: November 9, 2021

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