Expired They’re Out, Now What? Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

Join us for Ackerman’s new free webinar series for parents and caregivers. Created by family therapy experts, these webinars are designed to help parents and caregivers to support their child’s mental health across a diverse range of subjects. Webinars are free to attend and will be held online via Zoom.

Program Description:

This webinar is designed for caregivers and parents of children of any age. We will cover some important LGBTQ terms to know, considerations for each age group, things you can do to support your child to be safe and thrive in all of their identities, and when to consider enlisting the help of a mental health or medical provider.


Alexis Diaz, LMSW (she/they), has been a social worker since 2011 and has experience working in youth development and school-based programs from early childhood through college. Alexis’s prior experience with adults includes work in street homelessness, incarceration, and mental health in primary care settings. They’re particularly passionate about working within communities of color and queer communities to elevate our voices, make visible our strengths, and celebrate our beauty and complexity. Alexis is also a graduate of the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Derrick T. Jordan, M.Div, LMSW (he/him), is a classically trained musician who earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, cum laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. For years, Derrick has led spiritually-based educational initiatives while serving in various ministerial capacities at nationally recognized faith organizations. Derrick’s pastoral care and counseling experience helps guide his clinical work; navigating the complexities of faith and spirituality at the intersection of race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity/expression, and sexuality. Derrick trained with Ackerman Institute’s Social Work and Diversity Program, Gender & Family Project: Unity Project in Family Engagement and Acceptance, The Minuchin Center for the Family, and has experience as a therapist working with those impacted by the child welfare system. The lens through which Derrick’s work is informed is one that celebrates the richness of diversity and culture to create a greater sense of wholeness and wellbeing. Derrick is currently a family therapist and group facilitator at the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s, Gender & Family Project. In his leisure time, Derrick is a long-distance runner, avid reader, foodie and music enthusiast.

  • August 24, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alexis Diaz, LMSW and Derrick T. Jordan, M.Div, LMSW

Location:   Online Event


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