Dr. Alex Chan
Alex Chan is the mental and behavioral health specialist for University of Maryland Extension Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program. He brings practical knowledge and experience in stress management, family relations, and adolescent development. Prior to taking on the Specialist role, Alex worked as the 4-H Youth Development Agent for Prince George's County, Maryland. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. Alex is also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Wednesday June 9th
Science of Emotional Safety
This presentation will cover biological theories that support the necessity of providing clearly perceivable cues of safety to LGBTQ+ youth. Specifically, we will cover neuroception, its biological foundation, and how it can be applied to the establishment of safe environments for LGBTQ+ youth.