MK C Strohman, MSW, LSW, HSV

Licensed Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker

MK C. Strohman, MSW, LSW, SSW, HSV, is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker and Home and School Visitor at an educational agency in Pennsylvania. They completed their master’s degree in Social Work at Millersville University, and received their Home and School Visitor Certification from Widener University. Their professional experience has been primarily focused on urban school social work with students who have complex behavioral, familial, and academic needs. They have previously worked within the School Districts of Philadelphia and Lancaster. For the last 6 years they have worked at Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 with transitional age students with special needs working to secure employment upon graduation.

Additionally, MK works as an independent consultant around diversity, equity, and inclusion, specifically as it relates to LGBTQIA+ youth. MK provides trainings and consultation to a variety of professionals across multiple fields to promote the mental and physical  wellness of LGBTQIA+ youth. As a relentless social justice advocate and openly transgender professional, MK is visibly and vocally involved in advocacy work prioritizing the needs of all marginalized communities, centering their collective liberation. MK’s direct work with students and families, their continuous activism, along with their professional and personal experiences, has made them a known resource in the surrounding community. By making sure professionals and  community members are equipped with the  information and education necessary to uplift,  support, and affirm— MK hopes all LGBTQIA+ youth will see and feel it is possible to grow up and live a  happy, healthy, successful life as a queer adult.

2.45 - 4.15 PM Afternoon Break-Out 1

Wednesday Afternoon 2023

The Current Needs of LGBTQIA+ Youth: Best Practices for Family Care and Affirmation

This session will provide an overview of the latest research around the mental health and school experiences of LGBTQIA+ youth. Additionally, we’ll  discuss the importance of family acceptance and the significant impact of family rejection. Attendees will learn best approaches for building family affirmation and support LGBTQIA+ youth. 

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 3 afternoon break-outs.