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RCLDS – Supporting Practitioners Working with LGBTI Children,Young People (RCLLGBTIQ20190807)

Wednesday August 7, 2019, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Funded

This training is only available to residential care workers in Victoria

Course description: 

Understanding what the letters in LGBTIQ mean; access to research and information about the health status and risks of LGBTIQ youth; increased empathy and understanding about living as LGBTIQ in a heteronormative world; strategies for working well with LGBTIQ youth and the best ways to support their wellbeing.

This professional development session includes a mix of information delivery, discussion and activities leading to transformative learning. Current, Australian evidence-based research that informs best practice when working with LGBTIQ youth will be used as part of the overall teaching, as well as a basic introduction to what the letters stand for, and what is known about the health status and risks of this cohort. A resource list will be provided.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Developed knowledge and comfort with key terminology around sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity
  • Increased understanding of healthy child development as it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity, while differentiating between these two development processes
  • Improved ability to recognise and respond to instances of anti-gay bias, anti-transgender bias and heterosexism within work environments and in a child’s living environment
  • Understand the importance of environmental cues and affirming behaviours in promoting safe and affirming environments for all youth
  • Knowledge of legal and professional responsibilities in regards to protecting the safety and wellbeing of LGBTI young people in care

 

Coffee and Tea facilities available and lunch provided

If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or training@cfecfw.asn.au.

Registration: To ensure your spot in this session, please enrol above.

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Date:
Wednesday August 7, 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Funded
Event Category:
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