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Angela M Weeks
Name: Angela M Weeks
Title:Project Director
Expertise:LGBTQ+ Children and Youth in Systems of Care
Bio: Angela Weeks is the Project Director for the QIC. Prior to her work with the Institute, Angela was the RISE (Recognize, Intervene, Support, and Empower) Program Manager at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. During her work at RISE, she helped create, implement, and evaluate interventions intended to increase well-being and permanency for LGBTQ+ children and youth in the child welfare system. As part of that work, she provided training, coaching and technical assistance to private and county child welfare and juvenile justice agencies throughout California. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Prior to her work in systems of care, she served in the United States Army as a trainer and health care manager. Selected Presentations “Using Data to Decrease Anti-LGBTQ Bias.” National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) Conference. Los Angeles, CA, October 2016. “The Dangers Facing LGBTQ Youth in Systems of Care,” Human Rights Campaign Time to Thrive Conference. Dallas, TX. February 2016. “The Dangers Facing Transgender Youth in Systems of Care.” True Colors Conference. Storrs, CT. March 2016. “LGBTQ Youth: From Invisibility to Permanency,” California Department of Social Services. Sacramento, CA. August 2015. “Internalized Bias and Treating LGBTQ Patients.” Cultivating LGBTQ Competency, Community Service Providers Summit, Kaiser Permanent. Los Angeles, CA. June 2015 “Have You Heard What They’ve Said: Stories from the Field and Best Practice Solutions.” Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families (EDGY) Conference. Los Angeles, CA. November 2014.