DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE jama shelton

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DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? jama shelton, msw, phd

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? jama shelton, msw, phd

seeing

seeing

What you know influences what you see. . .

What you know influences what you see. . .

If I don’t see it, it doesn’t exist. . .

If I don’t see it, it doesn’t exist. . .

ng u o y he T : s r rfe u ss s e

ng u o y he T : s r rfe u ss s e l a e f m So ho n e d d hi Hidden in Plain Sight HOMELESS STUDENTS IN Home less. PUBLIC AMERICA’S Youth Amer : i c a SCHOOLS ’ s Hid Youth A Hidden Population: den Popu Homelessnessla Istion the Rise on The Lost Kids: The Young, hidden and homeless Hidden Homeless

What you know influences what you see. . .

What you know influences what you see. . .

“I can’t say who I am unless you agree I’m real. ” -- Amiri

“I can’t say who I am unless you agree I’m real. ” -- Amiri Baraka

1 in 10 1 in 30 18 -25 yr olds (3. 5 million) 12

1 in 10 1 in 30 18 -25 yr olds (3. 5 million) 12 -17 yr olds (700, 000)

40% 7%

40% 7%

120%

120%

Why? & why can’t we see it?

Why? & why can’t we see it?

Ideological Institutional Interpersonal Internalized oppression

Ideological Institutional Interpersonal Internalized oppression

What you know influences what you see. . .

What you know influences what you see. . .

lgbtq youth homelessness: changing the narrative

lgbtq youth homelessness: changing the narrative

coordinated community response

coordinated community response

theory of change Center the most marginalized. Meet people where they are. Individual, system

theory of change Center the most marginalized. Meet people where they are. Individual, system level, and structural change.

1. Intentionally including young people in the creation of solutions. 2. Recognizing the unique

1. Intentionally including young people in the creation of solutions. 2. Recognizing the unique societal barriers & resulting disparities faced by LGBTQ youth. 3. Dismantling the assumption that all youth are heterosexual and cisgender. What does “centering the experiences” mean?

Framework for advancing LGBTQ & racial equity Be explicit, not exclusive For on impact,

Framework for advancing LGBTQ & racial equity Be explicit, not exclusive For on impact, not intention Tie to strategy, not just morality

What you know influences what you see. . .

What you know influences what you see. . .

Ideological Institutional Interpersonal Internalized

Ideological Institutional Interpersonal Internalized

QUESTIONS? THANK YOU! jshelton@hunter. cuny. edu @Paging. Dr. Jama

QUESTIONS? THANK YOU! [email protected] cuny. edu @Paging. Dr. Jama