Promoting Academic and Social Success for LGBTQ+ Students

9:00am - June 23, 2022 thru 10:30am - June 23, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.



In this webinar, Drs. Amney Harper and Liz Cannon will provide a brief overview of LGBTQ+ terminology before exploring common developmental concerns for LGBTQ+ students and mental health outcomes for this population. Targeted for school administration, educators, and mental health professionals working with students, the trainings will review federal laws and best practices for working with LGBTQ+ students as well as discuss strategies schools can take to best support these students.




  • Learn about mental health outcomes for LGBTQ+ students.
  • Explore federal laws that guide best practices for serving LGBTQ+ students
  • Consider what schools can do to best support LGBTQ+ students in both policy and practice




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will be eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education from OhioMHAS. Certificates are sent by the host to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training. 




Amney Harper

Amney Harper, Ph.D. is a Full Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Co-Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She also teaches for the LGBTQ Certificate in the Women and Gender Studies Department. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Auburn University in May of 2008.  Amney engages in a variety of service and scholarly work related to Social Justice and Multicultural Considerations. She serves as a SAFE trainer and a Trans Safe Trainer on campus and is active and involved in a variety of other LGBTQ+ committees, including the LGBTQ Advocacy Council, the Campus Pride Index Taskforce, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center Advisory Board, and the TransAction Committee.  Amney has presented and published widely on LGBTQ+, Multicultural, and Social Justice topics.  


Liz Cannon

Dr. Liz Cannon is the Director of the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ+ Resource Center and a senior lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies.  Amney also administers the LGBTQ Studies certificate program and teaches courses such as Two Spirit Lives and Introduction to LGBTQ Studies. Ey has been developing curriculum for SAFE trainings at UWO for 24 years, and ey started the Resource Center in 2008.