Working with LGBTQ+ People in Substance Misuse Treatment

Sponsored by BSAS: 
Yes

Description:

This workshop covers an update in vocabulary and also covers concepts of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, development of transgender/genderqueer/non-binary identities, transgender clients’ bio-psyhco-social needs, the range of social and medical options, and best practices. We create a non-judgmental learning environment where participants can ask questions and get answers.  We will also discuss the ways in which the trauma of living in an anti-LGBTQ+ society can influence substance misuse.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to

  • As a result of this training, participants will be able to understand the concepts of biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
  • As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe the harmful effects of microaggressions and social disparities against LGBTQ+ people.
  • As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe strategies for supporting the diverse gender identities and sexual orientations of clients.
  • After this training, substance misuse professionals will better understand the connection between trauma, oppression, and substance mis-use.
  • Substance misuse professionals will also be able to identify some of the theories about why substance misuse occur at higher rates in the LGBTQ+ community.

Sponsored by:

MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services & AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

Presenter: 
Ev Evnen and Laura Banks
Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Tags: 
LGBTQI
Address: 
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
Cost: 
$60
Contact Information
Gina Colon
Phone: 
5087527313
Organization: 
AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
Position: 
Training Coordinator

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