Trainings in LGBTQ Cultural Responsiveness
We all desire to lead healthy, happy and peaceful lives. For members of the LGBTQ community, part of leading such fulfilling lives is dependent upon culturally competent, diversity sensitive providers and services.
One of our most important goals is to help people gain insights into LGBTQ lives as well as discrepancies and disparities affecting the LGBTQ community. We aim to provide you with tools to create affirming practices and productive spaces for everyone to flourish in their lives.
You can either join us at one of the trainings we offer or request a training for your office,your school, your staff, your clients, or students. We can also come and work with you regarding your intake forms, making your office, classroom, or space LGBTQ affirming. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for most of the trainings: the only necessity is your willingness to work together with us to make world a more inclusive place.
You can learn more about our upcoming and past trainings below. You can also request a training by using the form below. Once you fill in the form, someone from our office will contact you ASAP regarding your specific request. Our trainings are provided at cost or at no charge.
Trainings we offer:
LGBTQ 101:Terms, processes , basics of sexual and gender diversity. We tailor this training each time based on your needs and your level of knowledge.
Intake form changing: You think your intake forms are antiquated? You think you need to clean up the terms in your forms and perhaps be more affirmative and welcoming for LGBTQ folks? We can help you do that. Request a training and we will work with you to tailor your organization's forms/ language/ discourses to the needs to your LGBTQ clients. - Some LGBTQ prior training or LGBTQ 101 is a prerequisite.
LGBTQ Families: How are families with one or more LGBTQ members different and the same as other families? What are the family-building options available to LGBTQ adults? What legal and financial strategies should LGBTQ adults/parents take to ensure the safety and continuity of their families? What sorts of supports do these families need from their health and human service providers, allies and communities?
Power and Opression: We all have power and we all lack it. If you want think about how to be fairer, more just and more compassionate towards others, understand other's needs as well as know your boundaries, we can work on our privileges and power together.
How to be an Ally?: One of the key aspects of being an ally is to know one's own capacity. By knowing ourselves and our own conditions, we can know when to intervene, how to act and how to support those who need our hand to lift them up. In this particular training, participants explore their own positions to become better allies for oppressed populations and offered ways to become allies.
A sample of past trainings:
Come learn about terms and concepts in gender and sexual diversity, as well as some tips for making your spaces affirmative and inviting to LGBTQ+ community members.
LGBTQ 102 : Gender Identity and Gender Diverse Families
What does diverse LGBTQ families look like? In this training, we discuss the diverse experiences that comes with different types of LGBTQ families concentrating specifically to trans and gender diverse couples who start their families.
How to be an ALLY
One of the key aspects of being an ally is to know one's own capacity. By knowing ourselves and our own conditions, we can know when to intervene, how to act and how to support those who need our hand to lift them up. In this particular training, participants explored their own distancing behaviors to become better allies for oppressed populations.
Basis and basics of understanding LGBTQIAP. This one hour session will provide you with a basic understanding of the terms that are used in and about LGBTQIAP population. At the end of this training, the participants will:
• Better understand the complexities and interconnections of sex, gender, and sexuality
• Understand language and terminology of LGBTQIAP populations.
• Take a key step to make their educational environments more inclusive of LGBTQIAP populations