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Tools for Creating a Transgender Inclusive Practice or Program
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
8:35pm-8:40pm: BREAK!
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


live webinar

COURSE FEE: $45 for 3 CE Contact Hours

Jul 23, 2019 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R
CEO @JenTex Training & Consulting
Dawn Shedrick, LCSW-R, is the founder and CEO of JenTex Training & Consulting, a professional development company that designs and delivers live and online continuing education workshops to social workers, mental health professionals and human services organizations. Dawn is a licensed clinical social worker, trainer, consultant and certified life/business coach with a broad range of experience that includes community organizing, case management, clinical practice, community health education and executive administration.  Her interests and expertise lie in mental health equity for LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people across the lifespan, culturally competent trauma-informed treatment and healing models for LGBTQ trauma survivors, feminist social work practice, anti-oppressive social work practice and holistic approaches to clinical and administrative social work supervision.