Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and gender nonconforming clients have many of the same health, social and cultural needs as the general population, however research confirms that these clients face disparities and barriers that are related to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
In order to ensure culturally competent care, it is imperative that healthcare professionals understand the specific challenges and commit to implementing strategies to create environments that maximize the potential for client success.
In this workshop we will explore the specific needs of LGBTQ and gender nonconforming clients and discuss strategies for ensuring program efficacy in an affirming and welcoming environment.
licensed social workers (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of practice)
# of CE Contact Hours: 3
7:00pm-7:05pm: Welcome and Housekeeping
7:05pm-7:45pm: Define and discuss LGBTQ and GNC identities and development across the lifespan
7:45pm--8:35pm: LGBTQ health disparities and barriers to equitable care
8:40pm-9:20pm: The specific health and social needs of LGBTQ and GNC communities
9:20pm-10:10pm: Strategies for ensuring inclusive spaces
10:10pm-10:15pm: Wrap Up
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
-DISTINGUISH between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
-DISCUSS the dynamics of various sexual and gender identities across the lifespan
-IDENTIFY barriers to equitable care for LGBTQ communities
-DESCRIBE the specific social and healthcare needs of LGBTQ and gender nonconforming clients
-IMPLEMENT at least 4 strategies for affirming communication and policies with LGBTQ clients
COURSE FEE: $45 for 3 CE Contact Hours