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Providing Culturally Responsive Care to the LGBT Population

We have another offering taking place on June 25, 2024!

This training is intended for any provider who is caring for or in contact with LGBT individuals, including mental health and substance use disorder clinicians, HIV healthcare providers, government employees, primary care providers, public health practitioners, prevention specialists, community-based organizations, educators, and school-based care providers and staff. The training includes an introduction to key terms and concepts (such as gender identity and sexual orientation), treatment considerations for clinical work, and addressing 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 for 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






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. 11, 2024 11:00 am
Ends: Jun. 11, 2024 2:15 pm
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