Date: 4/17/2017, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
The Department of Health and Human Services describes “the lack of culturally competent providers [as] a significant barrier to quality health care for many LGBT people, particularly those who identify as transgender.” Creating truly inclusive, affirming, and healthy environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people requires intentionality and commitment from an entire community/organization/staff. This workshop will present participants with basic concepts, vocabulary, and skills necessary to provide safe and inclusive support to intersex, transgender, and other sex/gender non-conforming 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) LGBTQI.
- Identify the impacts of systemic oppression on LGBTQI clients and colleagues
- Consider how to best support LGBTQI clients and colleagues including examining the varied roles heterosexual allies and LGBTQI people can play
- Investigate and practice ways to interrupt and prevent bullying of LGBTQI people
- Contemplate how to best create a safe space for LGBTQI clients an colleagues in our agencies