3 CEs available for Professional Counselors and Social Workers
According to the 2021 Trevor Project National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, 42% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and non-binary youth. In addition, 48% of respondents wanted counseling from a mental health professional but were unable to receive it. These realities are exacerbated by political divisiveness, fear, discrimination, lack of knowledge, and the impact of COVID-19.
“The Impact of Gender and Sexuality” addresses how cultural perceptions of gender and sexuality, as well as bias and bigotry against the LGBTQ+ community, impacts everyone regardless of sex assigned at birth, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This course allows participants to continue their journey of learning and taking action to pursue equity in their own lives, their communities and their organizations.
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in growing in understanding and awareness, and in providing trauma-informed services and support to the LGBTQ+ community. From therapists, to medical professionals, to caregivers, to teachers, to leaders and anyone looking to make both individual, as well as organizational change, this training will help you take the next step.
Typical diversity trainings focus on a list of broad cultural staples that are contained to specific regions or are quickly outdated, leaving many with the uphill battle of constantly keeping up with regularly changing norms. This seminar will look at the intersectionality of positive and negative cultural images and privilege. Participants will take a deep dive in to the processes in which we form our biases and assumptions that inform our unconscious behavior. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding in their gaps in cultural knowledge and how to remedy that in their consumption of news, media, literature.