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Panel Presentation: Supporting our LGBTQ+ Students in School and in Life
Friday, January 22, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Category: School Division

Panel Presentation:

Supporting our LGBTQ+ Students in School and in Life

Presented by:
Westchester County Psychological Association School Division
Co-sponsored with Chapter L of NYASP

Friday January 22, 2021
Online Event
Dr. Michael Moffatt, Representative, GLSEN
David Diamond, Program Specialist, Center Lane
Susannah Perlyn, Mother of an elementary school-aged, transgender child

NYASP and WCPA members are admitted without charge.
Non-member fee: $20.00

  • Join us for a discussion on best practices for working with LGBTQ+ youth and supports that are available within the community.
  • GLSEN is the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students.
  • Center Lane is Westchester's only lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) youth and community education center.

Michael J. Moffatt, Jr., Ph.D., BCBA, is a clinical psychologist, a certified school psychologist, and a licensed behavior analyst. He earned his doctorate from the New School for Social Research, Graduate Faculty and maintains a private practice in Carmel, NY. Dr. Moffatt works as a school psychologist for the Ardsley Union Free School District and is an Associate Adjunct Professor for the Long Island University Hudson Campus in the school psychology program, teaching the cognitive and personality assessment sequences. He is the Mental Health Specialist/Camper Recruiter for Camp VIVA, a respite program for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Moffatt is a board member of the Hudson Valley Chapter of GLSEN, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Dr. Moffatt is the New York Association of School Psychologists’ Frank Plumeau School Psychologist of the Year.

David Diamond, Program Specialist, Center Lane has extensive experience supporting people in the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to having been the Director of PrideWorks, a conference for LGBTQ youth and their allies, David has advised several Gay-Straight Alliances, and facilitated at Common Threads Youth Empowerment Retreat, and Queer Spirit Camp, a program for 18-24 year-olds. David has been a board member of PrideWorks, GLSEN Hudson Valley, and CANDLE, as well as part of PFLAG Westchester. A certified special education teacher and school administrator, David has a BA in English from Columbia College, Columbia University, and an MA, M.Ed., and M.Phil. from Columbia University Teachers College.

Susannah Perlyn grew up in Scarsdale and now lives in Quaker Ridge with her husband and two kids: Luke is in 5th grade and Ava is in 2nd. Ava is transgender and transitioned in 1st grade. She works as a learning specialist and has been doing that for the past 20 years, primarily working with children with reading difficulties.

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