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Posted on: June 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Creating Welcoming Services for LGBTQ Individuals and Their Families

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Sponsored by: Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc.; Northwest Behavioral Health Partnership, Inc.

A one day training examining the effects of language, culture, and power dynamics on the developing person hood of those who carry the labels represented in LGBTQ/SOGIE.   We will also examine our own biases, values and thinking, conditioned by our own upbringing, acculturation, and knowledge.  Our focus will be on ways to become more truly welcoming and affirming to all persons who differ from us and learn from them how to be helpful as part of a healing community of support.  There will be an emphasis on affirming service for people who are transgender.

Date: July 18, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Includes a 1-hour lunch break)
Location: Virtual - A Webex invite will be sent upon registering for the training.
Joel Brecht, Training Coordinator
Download the 
flyer for more information.

Date: August 19, 2022
 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Includes a 1-hour lunch break)
 Virtual - A Webex invite will be sent upon registering for the training.
 Joel Brecht, Training Coordinator
Download the flyer for more information. 

Registration is limited to 50 participants.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Continuing Education Credits:  Five (5) CEUs once approved. 
CEUs will be sponsored by: Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc.

Learning Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of gender and gender identity 
  • To gain an understanding of sexual orientation
  • To learn some common language used to describe various genders, gender identities and sexual orientations
  • To learn the 6 basic steps of Gender Emergence
  • To learn the 6 basic steps of coming out
  • To identify at least 3 health disparities among LGBTQI+ individuals
  • To identify at least 3 steps I can take to help create a more welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ individuals at my organization

Course Outline:

  • Understanding Gender Identity and Expression
  • What Is Gender
  • Gender Development
  • Transgender Emergence
  • Understanding Sexual Orientation
  • What Is Sexual Orientation
  • Coming Out
  • Understanding Bias
  • Health Disparities
  • Creating Welcoming And Affirming Environments

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