An Introduction to Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

  • 7/31/2020 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • True
  • Virtual Platform
  • Kara Atwell
  • katwell@mhankyswoh.org
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  • *This training will be conducted virtually.*

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    The underlying theme of this training is cultural humility, or understanding how our life experiences are different, which allows us to: (A) appreciate and understand our own life experiences, (B) gain increased understanding of the life experiences of others, and (C) improve our ability to work with and facilitate growth in the people we serve.

    Course Objectives

    1. Discuss the differences between sex, gender, gender identify, and sexual orientation.
    2. Describe coping mechanisms routinely employed by LGBTQ+ prior to coming out or dealing with shame-based reactions to heterosexism.
    3. List manifestations of minority stress for LGBTQ+ individuals.
    4. List ways of becoming a more trans positive treatment provider.
    5. Describe the criteria for programs to be considered "LGBT Tolerant," "LGBT Accepting," and "LGBT Affirming."

    Continuing Education (CE) Information (more to come)

    • Mental Health America of NKY & SWOH is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, approval number KBSWSP 2019054.
    • Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialists
    • Mental Health America of NKY & SWOH is approved #RCST111001 by the State Of Ohio Counseling, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Board as a sponsor for continuing education for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapy.
    • Ohio Peer Supporters