Date & Time: October 6, 2023 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

When it comes to LGBTQ+ youth, being able to support and affirm their identities can be lifesaving work.


This workshop covers basic information including definitions, the use of pronouns, and the differences between gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Participants will also learn important strategies to ensure that the LGBTQ+ youth they work with feel seen and cared for including interpersonal and organizational approaches. This workshop is ideal for caring adults in any setting including schools, non-profits, health care, and colleges.

CEs: 3


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of common terms regarding gender and sexual orientation
  2. Understand the different between gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, and sexual/romantic attraction
  3. Review the proper use of pronouns and why they’re important
  4. Practice how to use inclusive language for all young people
  5. Take away key strategies for supporting and affirming LGBTQ+ youth


$80 -Registration Fee

$60- Alumni, Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct Rate

$45 – Veterans Rate/AUSSW Students

Register here

Faculty Bio

Kaleigh Cornelison, MSW

Kaleigh Cornelison, MSW
, is a trainer, facilitator, and social worker. She supports nonprofits, health centers, and schools through engaging and creative professional development opportunities. Kaleigh specializes in communication, conflict, team building, trauma-informed care, facilitation skills, and youth development. She also works as the Manager of Quality Improvement, Youth Engagement and Resource Development for the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis with a specialization in nonprofit management. She lives in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan with her wife, rescue pup, Calvin, and baby, Amelia.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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