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October 16, 2020

Explore foundations of supporting LGBTQ+ community

Central to the goals of DCYF staff and caseworkers is the creation of safe and affirming spaces for the communities they serve. When working with LGBTQ+ children, youth and families, the path to creating that space involves thoughtfulness and awareness.

In the new training "Supporting LGBTQ+ Children, Youth and Families," you will engage in discussions and activities that involve critical thinking, self-assessment and foundational education.

This course focuses on identifying, addressing and overcoming systemic institutional and personal biases when serving LGBTQ+ children, youth and families. You will be familiarized with LGBTQ+ terminology and discuss ways to provide affirming and inclusive language. You also will be introduced to various risk factors that LGBTQ+ youths face and things that erode their experience.

At the close of the course, you will be prepared to return to your work and create a welcoming, safe and affirming space, and will be encouraged to create a definitive action plan. You also will receive resources around LGBTQ+ clients.

Sign up for this essential new training today!




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