LGBTQ populations are complex, ever-evolving groups of diverse individuals representing a wide spectrum of attitudes, beliefs, and opinions. However, pervasive experiences of prejudice and discrimination have given rise to commonly shared viewpoints about health, family, aging, risk, prevention, and the ingredients of wellness. Engaging LGBTQ worldviews can boost trust, accelerate rapport, affirm self-efficacy, and help care providers offer responsive, culturally appropriate services that embrace these clients where they are.
- Identify common LGBTQ cultural perspectives about wellness, support, and service providers which may influence help-seeking behaviors.
- Discover avoidable provider pitfalls that may alienate LGBTQ clients and their families and strategies to minimize negative encounters.
- Develop practical tools and skills to deepen empathy, minimize barriers, increase trust, and help LGBTQ individuals engage securely in care
Kate Bishop, MSSA, Education Coordinator at the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton, is a seasoned professional development trainer with expertise in working with LGBTQ populations, sexual and reproductive health care, adolescent development, intimate partner violence, and sexual trauma. She is certified as a trainer through GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) as well as SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). Before joining the Chase Brexton team, she developed the capacity building program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV program, providing cultural responsiveness trainings for agencies that serve sexual minority youth of color. Ms. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from Hiram College and a Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.
COST: FREE | CONTACT HOURS: 1.75 NAADAC
This webinar is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.