Promoting Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth: Evidence-Based Practices and Promising Strategies

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Spring 2017 Webinar Series

Promoting Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth: Evidence-Based Practices and Promising Strategies

The purpose of this webinar series is to highlight underserved and vulnerable populations and offer participants the current knowledge about effective services and treatment for these populations. The aim of this series is to facilitate discussion that inspires positive change. This series of four webinars begins with the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity’s overview of the definition of health equity and the State of California’s plan to promote health and mental health equity for all Californians.  In the following webinars, experts will discuss evidence-based services and treatments for specific underserved communities. This is the fourth in the series.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify mental illness concerns commonly presenting in the LGBT youth population. 

  2. Identify community and personal social and environmental factors that are predictive of negative/positive mental health outcomes for LGBT youth.

  3. Identify 3 evidence-based practices and/or promising strategies that address predictive factors to promote and enhance LGBT youth mental wellness and well-being.


Presented by Michelle Famula, M.D. 

Dr. Michelle Famula is an internist who specializes in integrating medical and behavioral health care areas including sexual and gender health care.

Dr. Famula has been at UC Davis for more than 20 years.  In May 2016, Dr. Famula retired as the Director of UC Davis' Student Health & Counseling Services. Currently, she teaches in UC Davis' Department of Public Health Sciences as a Volunteer Clinical Faculty. Dr. Famula received her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Moderated by Carolyn S. Dewa, M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis and the Director of Outcomes and Evaluations for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.