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Being a Welcome Guest in Prismatic Homes: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ and Other Marginalized Families
Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT
Category: Events

HeartBeing a Welcome Guest in Prismatic Homes: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ and Other Marginalized Families

with Linda Banks and Jill Stansbury
Wednesday August 3, 2022
1:00pm-2:30pm (PDT)  | Virtual Event

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Prismatic is a descriptor coined by the artist and healer Michaela Harrison to speak to the varied experience of parents in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Asexual, and Intersex (LGBTQ+) community. Early care service providers may be working to create welcoming environments for prismatic families and youth but perhaps struggle due to the conscious and unconscious negative messages they received about LGBTQ+ and other marginalized people.

To provide early care services in homes and offices where all kinds of families experience partnership, belonging, and optimal outcomes, ongoing self-examination and healing of the negative impacts of providers’ socialization is essential. This presentation introduces adults that provide services to LGBTQ+ families to self-healing strategies to create psychologically safe service spaces for LGBTQ+ families. Prismatic people have always been a part of the human family. Learn ways to show them you value their family experience to create dynamic partnerships for optimal youth outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide basic definitions for understanding the experience of prismatic families
  • Explore the demographics of the LGBTQ+ parent population and intersectional pressures faced by the majority of this community parenting young children.
  • Understand the issues that LGBTQ+ families face in working with caregivers during home and office visits.
  • Learn in community best practices for including this group in processes, procedures, mindsets, and daily interactions.

Linda BanksLinda Banks is a SEL consultant and coach with over 20 years’ experience as a leader in culturally responsive family advocacy, youth development, as well as curriculum and training design. While working in diverse school settings in K-12, community-based organizations, residential facilities, and spiritual centers, she has created a unique framework that is trauma informed, inclusive, and strengths based for radical transformation and healing. Read more




Jill StansburyJill Stansbury is a social and emotional learning consultant based out of Blaine, Washington who works with schools all over the world to holistically integrate social and emotional learning into their organizations. Her advocacy work for all kinds of students, families, teachers, and other employees spans her 25-year career where she has been a classroom teacher, social and emotional learning specialist, school leader, and parent and teacher facilitator. She is an award-winning researcher in the field of Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Read more

Infant Development Association is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and in support of this mission we are launching a series of events





DiversityNonmember: $50
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $25
IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $15 (1.5 hour)
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