The Multicultural Competence and the LGBTQ+ Client: Are We Ready? workshop will seek to provide social sector professionals with an opportunity to explore, discuss, and strengthen their multicultural competence, as well as increase their awareness of the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The objective is to improve the effectiveness of service providers when working with members of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer + (LGBTQ+) communities and their families.
Date/Time: Friday January 21st 9am-4pm
Trainer: Letitia R. Washington, B.A., M.A
The topic of multiculturalism and the LGBTQ+ community is important since we are seeing a rapid shift in the landscape of our schools and the wider community. Now, more than ever, young people and adults are proud to identify as LGBTQ+ and it is incumbent upon helping services and professionals to understand the factors which contribute to their emotional health and mental health wellbeing. The identification of gaps in services, as well as ways in which we, as professionals and clinicians, can increase our effectiveness are important points of consideration. This workshop will alert participants to what the research suggests regarding the specific emotional and mental health consideration for LGBTQ+ persons, ways in which we can support them and their families and more.
The workshop will cover:
The 6-hour workshop aims to: