Health Equity Series: Session 2 - Cultural Intersections: LGBTQ Youth and Substance Use Disorder


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Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand why LGBTQ youth are disproportionately affected by substance use disorders. 
  • Learn some new ways that we are trying to reach LGBTQ youth to engage them in prevention and harm reduction related to substance use disorders! 
  • Understand the difference between gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, and sex assigned at birth and how they are all very separate and important concepts. 
  • Identify three ways that you can show community members, that you may interact with, that you are supportive of diversity – without saying it.

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Carlton Hall is the President and CEO of Carlton Hall Consulting LLC (CHC), a multi-faceted, full-service consulting firm designed to provide customized solutions and enable measurable change for communities, organizations, families, and individuals. Carlton Hall has been providing intensive substance abuse prevention focused and community problem solving services to the nation for the last 25 years. Currently, Carlton and the CHC team provide executive training and technical assistance support to the Southeast PTTC (Region 4). 








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Leslie Dill has a passion for health education and has been working in the field for over 20 years!  She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Education, both in Health Education and Promotion, from East Carolina University.  GO PIRATES!  Leslie is most excited when educating around topics such as sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQIA+ topics, substance use disorders, and mental health.  She worked at UNC Charlotte for 12 years as a Health Education Specialist.  GO NINERS!  Leslie has had many contract jobs over the years that have allowed her to pursue many of her passions while still having a full-time position.  One of her favorite contract positions is with the North Carolina School Health Training Center where she has served as a Cadre Member for over 7 years.  Leslie currently serves as the OPT Out Program Manager for Carolinas CARE Partnership and she is LOVING her work which includes lots of time spent collecting data and building a task force comprised of professionals from 10 counties!  Leslie lives in her hometown of Gastonia, NC with her partner, his two children, her Shih-Tzu Weiland, and cat Jane.




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Starts: Aug. 9, 2023 12:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 9, 2023 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
August 9, 2023
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