LGBTQ Training will be held on December 8th, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, ME
8:30AM to 4:00PM
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LGBTQ youth are a significant percentage of the runaway/homeless youth population, and they face additional challenges in accessing services. Eighty-six percent of gay and transgender youth report being verbally harassed at school and 22 percent have been physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Schools and youth-serving agencies that are welcoming, supportive, and safe can play a unique role in the lives of these young people.
This one day training is designed for staff of alternative schools, shelters, residential programs, and drop-in centers that serve runaway/homeless youth. It is an introductory training for staff who have had limited previous training, or who wish to update their skills.
Training objectives: Participants in this interactive workshop will gain knowledge and skills in:
- Creating a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ youth
- Understanding terminology
- The coming out process
- Dealing with homophobia
The workshop is free of charge and lunch will be provided. This training qualifies for .7 CEU from the University of Maine [7 contact hours]. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis.
All of the trainings provide participants with manuals and/or prevention materials.
Bonus for 2016: All participants who complete this training are eligible for FREE registration at the statewide Comprehensive Sexuality Conference in April, 2017