Connecting Evidence to Everyday Practice
November 25, 2020
CEBC Statement on Conversion Therapy
Research has shown that sexual and gender minorities (SGM; e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning [LGBTQ] individuals) are overrepresented in the child welfare system. However, it is likely that the actual numbers are underreported, as individuals often fear harassment and abuse if their SGM identity is disclosed. It is important, then, that everyone working in the child welfare and child maltreatment services system understands the unique needs of SGM youth and how to best support them. The CEBC has reviewed the evidence base for several programs that support SGM Youth – detailed information is available in the Supporting Sexual and/or Gender Minority (SGM) Youth: Programs topic area.

One controversial practice that, unfortunately, is still being used is Conversion Therapy. The CEBC feels that any discussion of supporting SGM youth is remiss if it does not address the ineffectiveness of this practice, as well as the harm it causes. We invite you to read our statement on Conversion Therapy. It includes links to the policy statements of multiple reputable health care organizations that have prohibited the practice. We also urge you to visit the resources which discuss conversion therapy that are included at the end of the statement. It is our hope that child and family serving systems, agencies and staff can utilize this information, along with the programs reviewed in the SGM topic area, to work more effectively with the children and families they serve.
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Open Position at the Chadwick Center for
Children and Families
The Chadwick Center at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego is seeking candidates for the Director of Clinical Operations, a senior level position reporting to the Executive Director and responsible for the coordination, operations, and quality of care within the clinical programs. These programs include the Trauma Counseling program, KidSTART Clinic, Treatment Outcome Office, and the Forensic and Medical Services program, which includes forensic interviewing, medical exams, and short-term therapeutic intervention. 
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