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Providing Culturally Responsive Care to the LGBT Population

Registration is now closed for June 6, 2023.

We have another offering taking place on June 20, 2023!



This training is intended for those who work with LGBT individuals, including professionals working in behavioral health, primary care, HIV care, public health, prevention, community-based organizations, education, and government agencies (local, state, and federal). This training includes an introduction to key terms and concepts (such as gender identity and sexual orientation), treatment considerations for clinical work, and how to address the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.




  • Recall two (2) factors that might contribute to substance use among LGBT clients.
  • Identify two (2) barriers to health screening and medical care for LGBT clients.
  • Recognize two (2) health issues/behaviors for which LGBT clients have a higher risk.
  • Identify two (2) strategies service providers can implement to create affirming environments for LGBT people.
  • Specify one (1) treatment approach that has been shown effective with LGBT populations.
  • Explain the concept of “cultural humility” and theorize one (1) way that it differs from “cultural competency.”
  • Analyze two (2) strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions.




Those who fully attend will be eligible to receive 3 NAADAC continuing education (CE) hours. NAADAC CE certificates will be sent to qualifying participants via email within 1-2 weeks after the conclusion of the training. 






Trainer, Tom FreeseTom Freese is the Director of Training, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs; Director, Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, HHS Region 9; Co-Director






Grant HovikGrant Hovik, MA is a Trainer and Online Curriculum Developer, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center







Please contact Victoria Norith by phone (310) 267-5408 or e-mail ([email protected]) if you have questions, concerns, special needs, or require additional information before registering for the training. If you need a reasonable disability-related accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Victoria Norith by phone (310) 267-5408 or email ([email protected]) at least 1 week before the training.



The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Jun. 6, 2023 11:00 am
Ends: Jun. 6, 2023 2:15 pm
Registration Deadline
June 6, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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