Partners

Judge Baker Children’s Center 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Consultation on the evaluation design, evaluation implementation, and interpretation of findings.
  • Clinical issues and on culturally responsive best practices in supporting LGBTQ2S youth in foster care.
  • Reviewing, contributing to, and developing resources for the QIC including resources on assessing readiness for implementation of evidence-based approaches to supporting LGBT youth.
  • Clinical issues impacting youth and families including the known increased risk of suicidality; depression and anxiety disorders; responses to trauma, bullying and rejection by peers and family; substance use and other known mental health risk factors.
  • Collaborate on the dissemination of products, evaluation findings, other information to national boards and organizations such as American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Building Bridges, and the National SAMHSA LGBTQI2-S workgroup.

Christopher Bellonci, Board Certified Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

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Youth Move National

Areas of Expertise:

  • Youth peer support infrastructure and capacity building.
  • Authentic youth engagement: instilling a youth-driven process to systems change, organizational programming, and decision making.
  • Engaging youth in data, participatory research, and evaluation.
  • Strategic sharing: transform youth participants into storytellers who will move key audiences to action.
  • Strategic planning and sustainability (of youth programs and organizations).
  • Youth MOVE chapter startup!

Johanna Bergan, Executive Director, Youth M.O.V.E. National

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Brianne Masselli, Director, Technical Assistance and Evaluation, Youth M.O.V.E. National

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Lydia Proulx
, Youth Program Specialist

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Human Service Collaborative (HSC)

Areas of Expertise:

  • How to sustain innovations
  • Medicaid financing of services for LGBTQ youth
  • Cross-agency financing of services for LGBTQ youth
  • Influencing Medicaid managed care systems that enroll LGBTQ youth
  • How to tie funding to outcomes
  • How to use data
  • Service delivery to LGBTQ system-involved youth and their families
  • Determining proportion of LGBTQ youth in systems
  • Scanning service delivery systems for preparedness to work with LGBTQ youth
  • Creating public-private partnerships interested in a particular target population
  • Culturally responsive outreach, engagement and service delivery, inclusive of social determinants of health
  • Leadership strategies for LGBTQ initiatives
  • Connection to national, regional, state and local resources and related reforms

Kathy Lazear, Partner

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Sheila A. Pires, Managing Partner

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