Date: 5/3/2018, 9:30 am—5:00 pm
County: Contra Costa County
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
The Department of Health and Human Services describes “the lack of culturally competent providers [as] a significant barrier to quality health care for many LGPQ-TI2S people, particularly those who identify as transgender.” Creating truly inclusive, affirming, and healthy environments for lesbian, gay, pansexual, queer, transgender, intersex, and two spirit people requires intentionality and commitment from an entire community/organization/staff. This workshop will present participants with fundamental concepts, vocabulary, and skills necessary to provide safe and inclusive support to LGPQ-TI2S clients and colleagues, specifically by providing safe spaces and challenging the institutional, cultural, and personal beliefs and inequities that lead to a lack of psychological and physical safety for people who are (or are perceived to be) LGPQ-TI2S.