Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

November 12 Program Agenda

"LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care and Domestic Violence"

Mieko Failey, Esq., Staff Attorney and Manager, Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project,
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Legal Services Department
Anny Hsu, Training and coaching instructor, RISE (Recognize, Intervene, Support and Empower) Project,
Los Angeles LGBT Center


Thursday, November 12, 2015


8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB will provide 1 CEU to MFTs/LCSWs in attendance (free to EALB members, $10 for non-members).
Approval No. PCE 4131

Contact info:
Mieko Failey, Esq. is a Staff Attorney and Manager of the Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Legal Services Department, managing the delivery of direct legal services to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  Mieko was awarded a Loyola Law School Public Interest Fellowship at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where she provided and continues to provide direct legal services to LGBTQ youth survivors of dating violence, sexual violence, and hate violence.  Previously, Mieko interned for The ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Student Rights Project and The Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, advocating for those who were wrongfully convicted or unfairly sentenced as juveniles.  Mieko received her Bachelors in Sociology with highest distinction from UC Berkeley and received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School with a Public Interest Concentration.  Mieko currently serves on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council where she is Co-Chair of the LGBT DV Issues Committee.  She has received awards from Loyola Law School, the Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, and The National LGBT Bar Association for her advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community.
Anny Hsu, RISE Training and Coaching and Instructor, Los Angeles LGBT Center, manages the delivery of LGBTQ competency trainings to workers working in different systems of care. Also she collaborats with the department of Probation training and advocating for LGBTQ youths’ rights within confinement, advocating for those who were wrongfully or unfairly mistreated due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UC Riverside.

The RISE (Recognize, Intervene, Support and Empower) Initiative’s goal is to develop a model program that will reduce the number of LGBTQ youth in long-term foster care and increase permanency through decreasing heterosexism, anti-gay bias and anti-transgender bias in care-giving settings. They strive to provide parents, caregivers and professionals the support and education needed to nurture durable, lifelong connections for LGBTQ youth in care. The knowledge and skills taught in this training are based upon strengths-based best practices for working with LGBTQ youth and their families, including principles for effective communication and a review of the legal and professional standards for serving this specific population. At the core of the training, is the belief that with skilled, thoughtful and targeted interventions, LGBTQ youth can achieve permanency in safe and affirming environments.

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