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Continuing Education Classes

Introduction to LGBT Cultural Responsiveness (LGBT 101)

Tuesday, September 15, 5-6:30pm

Fee: $30 – 1.5 CEUs for Social Workers

This interactive workshop provides an introduction to the LGBT community by defining common terminology, explaining the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and exploring both risk factors and resiliencies. The training will conclude with a discussion of best practices to create safer and more supportive environments for LGBT people.

Register: LGBT 101 – 1.5 CEU

Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming & Non-Binary (TGNCNB) Experiences (T201)

Tuesday, September 22, 5-6:30pm

Fee: $30 – 1.5 CEUs for Social Workers

This educational and interactive training will improve Social Workers’ understanding of the unique experiences of people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary (TGNCNB). We will discuss some of the various ways in which TGNC people may or may not transition and how to support each person’s individual journey. Topics covered will include knowledge of the social and health needs of the community, creating safer and more affirming spaces, and identifying local TGNCNB affirming resources.

Register: TGNCNB Experiences – 1.5 CEU

Improving Your LGBT Cultural Intelligence (CQ) (LGBT 301)

Tuesday, October 6, 5-8pm

Fee: $60 – 3 CEUs for Social Workers

This 3-hour interactive workshop builds upon LGBT 101 and T201 to improve social workers’ LGBT cultural intelligences. Following a brief recap of important LGBT terminology, this training develops cultural humility by building an understanding of our own privileges through group exercises and self-assessments. After a discussion of best practices, we will put it all into practice through real-life applications and case scenarios in both small break-out groups and large group discussion. The training concludes with helpful resources and ways to access free LGBT affirming visual cues to display in your office. 

* This course requires a basic knowledge of LGBT communities. It is recommended that participants complete the LGBT 101 and T201 courses prior to enrolling in this training.

Register: LGBT 301 – 3 CEU

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in LGBT Relationships

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5-7pm

Fee: $40 – 2 CEUs for Social Workers

This 2-hour interactive workshop explores the unique dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBT relationships. This workshop begins with a brief recap of common LGBT terminology and an overview of general IPV dynamics. The focus of this workshop is to examine IPV in LGBT relationships and illustrate how common abusive tactics can look different in LGBT relationships. We describe added barriers to accessing victim services, and will provide best practices to help overcome those barriers and to provide affirming support.

* This course requires a basic knowledge of LGBT communities and a basic knowledge of IPV in general. It is recommended that participants complete the LGBT 101 and T201 courses prior to enrolling in this training.

Register: LGBT IPV – 2 CEU

Immigration & the LGBT Community

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5-6:30pm

Fee: $30 – 1.5 CEUs for Social Workers

This 1.5 hour interactive workshop will explore the intersections of LGBT identities and immigration status in the United States. We will review the various immigration and asylum statuses and processes available to non-citizen residents. The availability of and barriers to accessing resources for all documented and undocumented immigrants will be discussed. We will describe how cultural norms amongst some immigrant communities interplay with sexual orientation and gender identity, and how that can affect the needs of LGBT immigrants. Additionally, resources to help LGBT immigrants with various needs will be shared.

Register : Immigration & the LGBT Community – 1.5 CEU

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