Webinar: Healthy ways to engage in LGBTQ dialogue with your teenager

Fusion Academy hosted Dr. Amena Johnson, an expert in LGBTQ resources, for a virtual webinar on February 17, 2023. Dr. Johnson provided information on how parents can best support LGBTQ teens and explore healthy ways to respond to a child’s curiosity about gender identity. Information about gender expression and best practices around bridging communication were shared.

Throughout her career, Dr. Amena Johnson has had a deep commitment to youth, social justice, advocacy and educational equity. She specializes in training, facilitation and curriculum development. Amena has an extensive range of experience as a non-profit, and social services leader and higher education student affairs professional. She has engaged communities in dialogue and learning around: urban bias, intersectionality, the intergenerational workplace, LGBTQ topics, and diversity and inclusion in educational and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Johnson is currently the Executive Director for Hope in a Box (HIAB). HIAB equips with LGBTQ inclusive books, curriculum, training and mentorship. She has a long standing career in higher education and was the Assistant Director at George Mason University’s LGBTQ Resource Center. Dr. Johnson also served as the Interim Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education from 2015 – 2016 at George Mason University.

This webinar recording is from a presentation in February 2023.



Click here for the slide deck of resources shared by Dr. Johnson during the presentation.


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