LB Klein

Assistant Professor

College of Letters and Sciences | Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work | GLITTER Lab

Hometown: Smithtown, NY

LB Klein’s (they/them or she/her) research focuses on gender-based violence (GBV;e.g., sexual assault/harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and anti-queer/trans harassment) prevention, survivor advocacy, and LGBTQ+ health. In one line of research, they are developing, adapting, and testing LGBTQ+-affirming and -centered prevention programming for college and university students. In a second line of research, she is seeking to understand and improve institutional GBV prevention and survivor advocacy practices. Through their third line of research, they are working to build more trauma-informed and survivor-centered services for minoritized survivors, including LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and disabled survivors.Dr. Klein uses mixed methods, community-centered, and intersectional approaches and is committed to trauma-informed and anti-oppressive pedagogy, translational research, practice-informed research, and building more accessible and inclusive campus environments. They currently teach Interpersonal Violence, GLBT Individuals and Social Welfare, and Advanced Macro Practice. Dr. Klein has worked in various capacities (e.g., survivor advocate, prevention educator, program director, evaluator, trainer, researcher, consultant) to prevent and respond to interpersonal violence for nearly two decades.

A speaker fee will apply for Dr. Klein’s talks.


Intimate Partner Violence and LGBTQ+ Communities

We will explore dynamics of intimate partner violence for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people including do’s and don’ts for providing help and resources for support and more information.

Sexual Assault among LGBTQ+ College Students

After reviewing what we know about the extent and type of victimization, negative outcomes, knowledge and attitudes about sexual assault, and perspectives on prevention and services, we’ll hear perspectives from LGBTQ+ student survivors and prevention educators on how we can all help.

Preventing Burnout and Fostering Compassion Satisfaction

This workshop will explore how to foster compassion satisfaction or the ability to receive gratification from their roles dealing with traumatized individuals and communities. Participants will also learn more about their current levels of compassion fatigue and satisfaction through individual activities and self-reflection.

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