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Online & Virtual Trainings

LGBTQ+

Working with Gender-Expansive and Transgender Children Webinar (1 hour of continuing education)

Be Fierce: A toolkit for working with LGBTQ foster youth (1 hour of continuing education)

All Children – All Families: Advocating for LGBTQ Youth (Three-part Series): This three-part series aims to improve our collective understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth and how we can best advocate for them.

  • Topic: Setting the Foundation for LGBTQ Inclusion (Part 1) Webinar (1.25 hours of continuing education): During this webinar participants will learn how and why LGBTQ inclusion matters to the work of CASA/GAL staff and volunteer advocates through: 1. Improving participants’ knowledge of and comfort with appropriate terminology re: LGBTQ and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) issues. 2. Exploring accurate information about the diversity of LGBTQ youth and adult identities and experiences. 3. Identifying language and behaviors that create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ youth and adults
  • Topic: Advocating for LGBTQ Youth (Part 2) Webinar (1.25 hours of continuing education): During this webinar participants will learn how and why LGBTQ inclusion matters to the work of CASA/GAL staff and volunteer advocates through: Explaining main challenges faced by LGBTQ youth, including statistics on: bullying, harassment, violence and over-representation in systems of care; Identifying common barriers LGBTQ youth face in out-of-home care and resources available for advocates; Exploring research on the importance of family response and adult support and how these responses impact outcomes for LGBTQ youth; Sharing ways to effectively respond to common misconceptions about LGBTQ youth; Discussing language and behaviors that create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ youth, including culturally-responsive discussions of SOGIE identity.
  • Advocating for LGBTQ Youth in the Educational System (Part 3) Webinar (1.25 hours of continuing education): During this webinar participants will learn how and why LGBTQ inclusion matters to the work of CASA/GAL staff and volunteer advocates through: Explaining main challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in the education system, identifying common barriers LGBTQ youth face in the education system, and resources available for volunteer advocates.

 

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