The federal Department of Health and Human Services has identified the lack of culturally competent health and social service providers as a significant barrier to quality care for many LGBT people. This training is designed to provide staff and volunteers with the knowledge that they will need to create inclusive environments for gender and sexual minority clients. This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of LGBT terminology, the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity, dispelling myths and stereotypes, risk factors and protective factors specific to the LGBT community, barriers in accessing services, and tools and strategies that agencies can use to improve access to services.
At the completion of this activity, you should be able to:
- Define common terms of reference in the LGBT community
- Describe the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation
- Explain the risks and barriers faced by LGBT individuals and the impact on health disparities
- Assess their agencies inclusive practices and create at least 2 proactive steps to be more inclusive (this is an optional objective if we are going to conduct an assessment during training).
Trainers: Melissa Moore, Executive Director, We Are Family
Cost: $65 (discount available for grantees and funded partners)
SC Campaign Office
1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 140
Columbia, SC 29201