Laura Skaggs Dulin is a co-creator of C.W.E.E.R.S.: groups designed to help LGBT+ individuals and their supporters confront social discrimination and internalized stigma. She holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from San Diego State University where she specialized in multicultural competence, trauma and LGBT+ experiences in conservative social contexts. She currently sees clients at Encircle LGBT Youth and Family Resource Center in Provo, UT and at the Spanish Fork Center for Couples and Families.
Laura began serving on the Affirmation Board of Directors just following the November 2015 policy change and has assisted with the community’s response to trauma ever since. Presently, she is also a co-producer on the Far Between documentary project: an upcoming film exploring what it’s like to be Mormon and gay.
In this Affirmation Spiritual Gathering presentation, Laura will specifically address how we as LGBT+ Mormons/former Mormons and straight supporters can approach dealing with the oppression, discrimination and internalized stigma that can show up in our day to day lives. Drawing on her work as a mental health professional, life experiences as a queer Mormon and recent experiences living abroad in Cape Coast, Ghana, Laura will focus in on how we can improve our well-being by consciously practicing skills to dispel negative messages sent about LGBT+ people and also learning to speak our personal truths from a place of both empowerment and empathy. Self-care and resiliency skills to deal with potential backlashes will also be discussed.
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Topic: Spiritual Gathering
Time: Nov 19, 2017 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern
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