course »Working with LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

Date: 7/27/2016, 5:30 pm—8:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
This training is designed for foster parents and social workers. This course addresses common misconceptions about sexual orientation and gender identity, it teaches participants about the unique risks that LGBTQ youth face and the important role they can play in reducing those risks, and it provides tips for creating a welcoming home for LGBTQ youth.Participants will achieve basic competency with the community, including an understanding of terminology and experiences relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Objectives • Participants will improve their understanding of appropriate terminology relating to the LGBTQ community, and will explore common experiences of LGBTQ people.

  • Participants will learn to distinguish between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • Participants will have accurate information about LGBTQ people and be able to distinguish common myths and stereotypes from facts.
  • Participants will be knowledgeable about how to interact with LGBTQ individuals in an affirming, welcoming manner.