Structural-Level Change/Project Accept LGBT Youth (ALY): CAMBA's Project Accept LGBTQ Youth (ALY) consists of two components to promote structural change around family acceptance of LGBTQ youth: 1) an intervention that draws on a community identification process, the development and dissemination of role model stories and resource kits, and group presentations, and 2) a social marketing campaign. Both components utilize stories of acceptance from supportive parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and teens in order to change underlying causes of HIV infection among this group. The ultimate goal is to promote parental and familial acceptance of LGBT youth, thus increasing self-esteem and self-worth and decreasing risk of future health or mental health problems including HIV infection and substance abuse. By encouraging parents and family members of LGBTQ youth to become role models and share their stories of acceptance, we will help break the silence, remove stigma, and motivate change throughout the community. Our program targets parents and families of LGBTQ youth, ages 14 to 26, in the Flatbush community, the majority of which are Black or Latinx, and surrounding neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) assist program staff by being a client liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, social services, legal issues, etc; and (2) assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources and by referring clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.; including the following:
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