Adolescent Health Educator at Charles Drew Health Center Dominique Morgan gives a fact-packed 50-minute presentation on LGBTQ youth in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system.
2017 Youth Impact! Brown Baggers By Lorraine Boyd The Daily Record
The Brown Baggers series, a collaborative effort of the Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court and Boys Town, has been going on for more than two decades as a means of sharing information with “anyone with a stake in positive outcomes for children and families in Douglas County.” All are invited to attend, free of charge, and some (like this one) even earn CLEs. Participants ringed a large conference table two deep to listen as Dominique Morgan, the adolescent health educator at Charles Drew Health Center helped them navigate the delicate waters of “handling difficult questions,” in particular questions pertaining to sexuality. His frank talk was a breath of fresh, if sometimes powerful, air. He emphasized that youth need age-appropriate answers without judgment. He outlined the ways that professionals can provide help, and offered the services of the many organizations who are tasked with providing answers without imparting their own opinions. He offers the topic in a four-hour session as well and urged anyone interested to contact him at Charles Drew. The next two of the four annual Brown Baggers are set for September 7 and November 30. Visit http://operationyouthsuccess.org/youth-impact/ for more information.