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Safe & Supported August LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

  • Lighthouse Youth Services (map)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people are often subject to harassment at school, erasure in faith communities, rejection from their families and hostility in youth-serving systems. This systematic abuse leads LGBTQ youth to have significantly higher rates of depression, suicide, substance abuse and homelessness, to name just a few harmful outcomes.

This training from Safe and Supported assists youth-serving professionals understand the unique needs and issues LGBTQ young people experience in order to better serve this population.

Training Goals and Objectives

Explore personal values regarding LGBTQ youth and young adults and learn to balance personal beliefs with professional responsibilities.
Identify issues of risk, challenges and strengths specific to LGBTQ youth, their families, other caregivers and service delivery systems.
Develop an action plan that will develop or enhance professional and agency cultural competency.
Increase competence in discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with youth.
Help families and other caregivers adapt and adjust to young people’s sexual orientation and gender identity.
To identify affirmative interventions and community resources for LGBTQ youth, their families, other caregivers and service providers.

5.5 CEUs are available for participation in this training.

Breakfast and lunch are offered at this training. Breakfast is served at 8:30a and the training begins at 9:00a.

Earlier Event: August 14
Later Event: August 15
Black Panther at Washington Park