Speaker: Max Disposti: NC-LGBTQ Resource Center-Founder and Executive Director
Sponsored by: Oak Tree Mediation
Pre-registration is required.
The North County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center training is a 2-hour workshop that promotes safety, inclusion and well being for LGBTQ patients, employees and clients in general.
Well-trained staff that effectively implement LGBTQ and gender inclusive practices are the foundation of a safe work environment, and it is of a great advantage to the population we serve. Creating a more accepting, inclusive, and diverse work environment teaches people how to recognize and resist stereotypes.
While there are many programs dedicated to the prevention of bullying, suicide and violence most do not specifically address the issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and adults face on a daily basis. In response, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center has created training and tools for educators, social workers, mental health providers and service provider in general with the following objectives in mind:
- Cultural barriers; different generations and backgrounds
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity-Expression/
- LGBTQ Terminology: Why Gender Pronouns and Terminology are Important”
- Legal Framework and Liabilities.
- How to be an Ally
- Decrease the use of hurtful or exclusionary language and/or practices
- Intervene when witnessing anti-LGBTQ language, harassment and/or bullying.
- Understanding the legal frame work and the possible liabilities
- Serve as a resource and support, both for individuals who identify as LGBTQ and staff, administrators and clinicians and learn how to be a visible ally.
- Create LGBT competency in all aspects of our services and culture.
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