Date: 6/6/2017, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Family Paths, Inc.
SOGIE is something everyone has! SOGIE is one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. In this workshop we will provide an introduction to SOGIE development, the needs of SOGIE diverse clients (some of whom may identify as LGBTQ+) and inclusive language. This training will explore how to best support youth around SOGIE identity development, caregiver, family and peer acceptance and support and safety issues. The training will provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and present cases to receive consultation regarding SOGIE. Special attention will be paid to working with system involved youth, their caregivers and their families. The learning will take place in workshop format with the use of presentation, reflection, interactive dialogue and exploration, case examples and consultation with the goal of increasing participants’ competency in working with SOGIE diverse clients and their families.