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Continuing Education Classes

Immigration & the LGBT Community

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3-4:30pm

Fee: $20 for Health & Human Service Providers
$30 for Social Workers – 1.5 CEUs

This workshop will explore the intersections of LGBT identities and immigration status in the United States. We will review the various immigration and asylum statuses and processes available to non-citizen residents. The most common needs of LGBT immigrants will be reviewed, and relevant resources will be shared. We will review cultural norms around sexual orientation and gender identity in immigrant communities and countries of origin. The implications of those norms for serving LGBT immigrants will also be discussed.

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Unique Needs of LGBT Older Adults

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 3-4:30pm

Fee: $20 for Health & Human Service Providers
$30 for Social Workers – 1.5 CEUs

With May as Older Americans Month, this timely workshop will deepen participants’ understanding of the unique experiences of LGBT older adults. We will discuss prevalent health and social disparities, unique needs, and how historical attitudes toward LGBT people oftentimes negatively impact LGBT older adults. We will also discuss resiliencies and best practices to provide more LGBT-affirming care. Available resources on Long Island and Queens will also be provided.

* Please note that this course requires a basic knowledge of LGBT communities. It is recommended that participants complete the LGBT 101 and TGNCNB Experiences courses prior to enrolling in this training.

Roots to Revolution: LGBT History for Health and Human Service Providers

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 3-4:30pm

Fee: $20 for Health & Human Service Providers
$30 for Social Workers – 1.5 CEUs

In this workshop, participants will learn about the history of the LGBT community, including Stonewall and beyond. This workshop will review important events and players in the LGBT Rights Movement, and other social justice movements throughout history. Participants will also learn about the long and complex relationship that societies throughout history have had with sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants will increase their understanding of historical trauma, and the effects of this sociopolitical history on their LGBT clients.

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