Better Relationships, Better Data: Why You Should Be Collecting Information on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) and How to Do It

June 9, 2021 | 2pm to 3:30pm EDT
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Better Relationships, Better Data: Why You Should Be Collecting Information on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) and How to Do It

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In June, presenters Nicholas Oakley, JD, Director of Programs & Policy Counsel, Center for Children & Youth Justice and Lily Cory, Program Coordinator for programs on LGBTQ+ Youth and CSEC Youth,Center for Children & Youth Justice joined Shared Hope in a discussion about the “why” and “how” of collecting data on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE) with trafficking survivors. Participants reviewed the importance of providing clients with the opportunity to discuss SOGIE, emerging practice on how to respectfully ask about this topic, sample SOGIE questionnaires, and common challenges to implementation. If you need access to the transcript for this webinar, please email training@sharehope.org.

Better Relationships, Better Data: Why You Should Be Collecting Information on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) and How to Do It

In June, presenters Nicholas Oakley, JD, Director of Programs & Policy Counsel, Center for Children & Youth Justice and Lily Cory, Program Coordinator for programs on LGBTQ+ Youth and CSEC Youth,Center for Children & Youth Justice joined Shared Hope in a discussion about the “why” and “how” of collecting data on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE) with trafficking survivors. Participants reviewed the importance of providing clients with the opportunity to discuss SOGIE, emerging practice on how to respectfully ask about this topic, sample SOGIE questionnaires, and common challenges to implementation.

Meaningful opportunities to discuss SOGIE and collect data are rare among systems of care. This workshop is based on a multi-year collaborative partnership across three systems--child welfare, juvenile justice, and homeless youth services. We want to provide other jurisdictions around the country with the opportunity to share in our lessons learned.

Lily Cory, MSW

Lily Cory (she/her), MSW, is a proud Bisexual Queer advocate, a homelessness and foster care alumnus, and a systems change social worker. After spending years directly working with youth impacted by homelessness and foster care, Lily became passionate about building systems to better serve their needs. Lily has worked with a multitude of non-profits to reform child welfare in Washington State and nationwide, notably interning in Senator Patty Murray’s Education Committee in Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP). Lily is a Program Coordinator for programs on LGBTQ+ Youth and CSEC Youth at the Center for Children & Youth Justice.

Nicholas Oakley, JD

Nicholas Oakley, JD, is Director of Programs & Policy Counsel at the Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ), where he oversees state-wide reform initiatives on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth, commercially sexually exploited children, and juvenile justice involved girls. He authored the Protocol for Safe & Affirming Care, setting forth a framework for providing safer and more affirming care for system-involved LGBTQ+ youth, and co-authored the Washington State Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Prior to joining CCYJ, Nicholas represented children, youth, and families in juvenile offender, dependency, education, domestic, and criminal matters at a Seattle law firm. He also served as a lecturer in the University of Washington School of Law Child and Youth Advocacy Clinic.

Here are the resources shared by today’s panelists:

The Gender Unicorn: https://transstudent.org/gender/
CCYJ Listening to Their Voices: http://ccyj.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ListeningToTheirVoices.pdf
Pronouns: https://www.mypronouns.org/
Supporting LGBTQIA+ youth site: https://ccyj.org/our-work/supporting-lgbtq-youth/
Protocol for Safe & Affirming Care: https://ccyj.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Protocol-for-Safe-Affirming-Care.pdf
Respectability.org: https://www.respectability.org/resources/lgbtq/