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LGBTQPIATS+ Cultural Competency in Human Service


LGBTQPIA people, particularly youth and young adults, are disproportionately impacted by homelessness, poverty, discrimination, and violence. When seeking services, a lack of education and competency among providers causes this population to experience overt and covert discrimination and re-traumatization. As a result, LGBTQPIA people have developed a general lack of trust towards providers which is compounded upon by systematic oppressions, institutional disenfranchisement, pathologization, and a lack of resources. In order to provide services that are more accessible and empowering for LGBTQPIA people, we must change care systems on both macro and micro levels. This presentation will provide tools and language for providing culturally competent services, inform on obstacles for LGBTQPIA people, and discuss practical methods for best practice.

The instructor requests that only people who are fully vaccinated attend this live-in-person class.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn language and theory relevant to LGBTQPIATS+ populations and how to integrate them into practice.

  • Obtain an understanding of unique obstacles, including intersections with other oppressed social and cultural identities.

  • Gain practical tools to implement sustainable, culturally informed staff and comprehensive services.

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work
     2.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

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