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RCLDS Working well with LGBTIQA+ young people

Mar 19, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Residential Care
Dr Linda Kirkman is a sex educator, sex therapist, and researcher. Her background is in education and public health, with Masters and PhD level research into sexuality and sexual health promotion. She teaches sexuality and sexual health to people of all ages, including professional development to a range of cohorts. She has always taken a diversity-friendly, inclusive approach to sexuality and gender, and understands the importance of looking after LBGTIQ young people given their high-risk mental health status. Her teaching style is strengths-based, inclusive, and draws on current evidence. Friday 19th March 2021 - 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Tuesday 23rd March 2021 - 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

This Workshop Is Only Available To Residential Care Workers In Victoria.  This is a 4 hour workshop delivered over 2 days; Friday 19th March and Tuesday 23rd of March 


This professional development zoom workshop includes a mix of information delivery, discussion and activities leading to transformative learning for Residential Care Workers.

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.

  • 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.

A resource list will be provided.

This workshop is delivered in two parts over two days – both sessions must be attended.

Registration will automatically enrol you into both dates:

  • Friday 19th March 2021 – 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021 – 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Further Information about Your Booking:

If the session is booked out 

Add your name to the waiting list. If a place becomes available, we will contact you, inviting you to register, if you are unable to respond quickly we will move to the next person on the list

Where will I find the link to join the session?

We will email you a calendar invitation with the Zoom link a few days before the training date once registrations have closed. 

  • Please use your work email when registering as we will only be sending the link to participants who are eligible.


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