Erica Smith, M.Ed.

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Erica Smith, M.Ed., is a support group coordinator and facilitator with the Gender and Sexuality Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Erica Smith has over 20 years of practical experience as a sexuality educator, specializing in adolescent health, LGBTQ+ competency, LGBTQ+ youth, purity culture, and the sexual health needs of youth in the criminal justice and child welfare systems.

From 2002-2019,  she provided sexuality education and HIV prevention services to young women and LGBTQ+ youth in Philadelphia’s juvenile justice system through The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Adolescent Initiative Program.

Erica currently coordinates the monthly support groups for trans youth and adolescents and their families as well as facilitates the group for 10-12 year olds. She has worked closely with transgender youth and their families since 2002 and has been recognized by Lambda Legal and Women’s Way Philadelphia for outstanding work with young women and LGBTQ+ youth.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Women’s Studies - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Graduate Degree

M.Ed. - Widener Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Chester, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Support Group Coordinator and Facilitator

Departments and Services