The Human Development and Family Science Gertrude Weigum Hinsz Lecture Series at North Dakota State University is bringing Dr. Stephen Russell to Fargo-Moorhead to share his life work, stories and resources for local educators, students, families and anyone that works with youth.
Dr. Russell has dedicated the last 15 years of his research to looking at issues facing sexual minority youth – youth who are LGBT. He has looked at the health risks for sexual minority adolescents, including whether an adolescent’s home life, school and/or faith community lead to risk or protect against it. Currently, Dr. Russell is conducting research that focuses on how families, schools and other support systems can aid in the healthy development of LGBT young people. His research has been integral in helping advocacy organizations, school districts and state education departments develop policy that is supportive of a learning environment that is inclusive and safe for LGBTQ youth.
Reception to follow in the Prairie Rose Room with Dr. Russell.