LGBTQ+ youth and adults face oppression and discriminatory practices in policies while engaged with service systems that should be helping them. Their unique experience in the social, educational, and behavioral context shapes who they become in life. People who regularly experience harassment can suffer from low self-esteem, disengagement, and low academic achievement. Safe and welcoming program climates are essential to achieving positive outcomes for all youth, especially LGBTQ+ individuals who often face bias and discrimination at home, school, and work based on their race, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. The CHRIS Training Institute will provide a seminar focusing on the intersection of social service system and recommended best practices for working with LGBTQ+ clients and individuals. This seminar will jumpstart conversation around understanding LGBTQ+ work in social services through a trauma informed lens and educate participants on supportive practices for all.
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diversity trainings focus on a list of broad cultural staples that are contained to specific regions or are quickly outdated, leaving many with the uphill battle of constantly keeping up with regularly changing norms.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.
Military veterans, service members, and their families have been at the cutting edge of clinical conversations and research for years. With the longest war in American history still in motion there will be wave after wave of military veterans needing guidance, case management, and counseling in the years to come. This training is facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Work & combat veterans and with this training you’ll be able to work with veterans in a variety of settings and understand their unique needs and experiences.