May 24, 2022 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This training is intended for substance use prevention professionals in Texas.
About the Training:
This interactive training provides a basic framework of understanding LGBTQ youth and the unique challenges they often face. This training is designed to create dialogue regarding what it means to be an ally for LGBTQ youth by informing participants about terminology used in the LGBTQ community, the process of “coming out” as an LGBTQ person and a discussion of the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in their homes, schools and communities. It also provides an overview of mental health challenges often found among LGBTQ youth and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for poor health. Through activities participants are encouraged to explore their own biases, build their knowledge and understanding and develop empathy. In addition to providing this framework, the Ally Training offers specific action items to improve the environment for LGBTQ youth.
This training is virtual, occurring live over Zoom. All participants are expected to fully engage in the training, which calls for reliable internet connection and use of a webcam. All participants are required to join on camera and expected to fully engage in the training to be eligible to receive a Continuing Education (CE) certificate upon completion.
This training is limited to 30 participants. You must submit a registration and be approved to attend (you will receive an email approving or denying your registration).
Please direct any questions about this training to TPT via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-888-878-0865.