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Queer Eye for the Parenting (In)Style: Supporting Parents of Queer Youth
with Dr. Rolf Nolasco
Saturday, October 21, 2023
9:30 to 11:00 am CDT

The interactive webinar gathers parents of queer youth as they make sense of their lived experience accompanying these kids on their journey towards healing, self-acceptance, authenticity and belongingness. What personal and relational challenges and changes are they experiencing? What spiritual and theological shifts are they noticing within themselves as they come alongside their kids? What psychological and collective care work do they need so they can champion queer flourishing? These, among others, are the questions that will guide our conversation, and whose answers are drawn primarily from the parents' lived wisdom complemented by insights gleaned from liberative theology, critical psychology, affective neuroscience, and contemplative and embodied spirituality.

Dr. Rolf Nolasco is the Rueben P. Job Professor of spiritual formation and pastoral theology at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and director of the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is an experienced professor, trained in pastoral and counseling psychology, mindfulness and contemplative spirituality, and affective neuroscience. Nolasco is also a psychotherapist, published author, and has vast experience in cross-cultural communications from living and working across the world within varying social and cultural backgrounds. In addition to Hearts Ablaze: Parables for the Queer Soul, he is the author of God's Beloved Queer, The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being and Compassionate Presence: A Radical Response to Human Suffering. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled Bluer than Blue: Depression, Dark Night of the Soul, and Joy.

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