Adolescent SBIRT

Reducing Substance Use by Young People

The Unique Medical Needs of Sexual and Gender Minorities at Risk for HIV:
A Webinar for School-based and School-linked Health Care Providers

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 12-1pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)


Hosted by The Fenway Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago

Overview: This webinar was developed for school-based and school-linked health care providers who work with adolescent cisgender males attracted to other males (AMSM) and transgender youth to address the unique medical needs of sexual and gender minorities. The objective of this webinar is to extend information to school-based providers working directly with youth in the school setting and health care providers.


Ralph Vetters, MD is Medical Director of the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center and has been practicing medicine there since 2006. Ralph was trained in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center and graduated from Harvard Medical School. Ralph is especially interested in adolescent health care, health care for homeless youth, and primary care for gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender youth. He speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Holly Fontenot, Ph.D., RN, NP is an Associate Professor at Boston College, Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Fontenot’s research focuses on 1) promotion of positive sexual health, with a focus on GLBTQ youth, and 2) the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and HPV in particular. She holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment at The Fenway Institute and maintains NP clinical privileges at Fenway Health’s adolescent clinic (The Borum). She is a clinician consultant for the Sylivie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and serves as a subject matter expert on NORC’s Adolescent SBIRT Steering Committee.

Rich Dunville, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)

Continuing Education Credits: This webinar offers continuing education credits for physicians, physician assistants, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants. Fenway’s National LGBT Education Center offers prescribed credits through the American Academy of Family Physicians. These prescribed credits are accepted by a variety of health professional organizations, whether as Category 1 or otherwise.

Participants will need to register to attend the webinar and complete an evaluation at the end of the webinar in order to receive a certificate, which can be submitted to their professional organization for continuing education. More information on the Fenway mechanism for continuing education is here:


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