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Fri, Feb 28


Fred Finch -Training Center

Intimate Partner Violence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Communities with Emphasis on Youth

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Intimate Partner Violence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Communities with Emphasis on Youth

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fred Finch -Training Center, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

About the Event

Dr. Lauren Szyper

Training Description

Participants will learn how intimate partner violence specifically impacts the LGBTQ communities compared to the heterosexual and cisgender communities, will receive a brief background of LGBTQ challenges, especially among youth, and learn how to become an ally.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn…  

  • How Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ communities differ from IPV among the cisgender community with partners of the opposite sex
  • About vulnerabilities faced by the LGBTQ+ communities, especially among youth
  • How to utilize LGBTQ+ affirmative and inclusive practices and interventions with their clientele 


8:45      Sign In


• Overview of the agenda

• Review of training goals and objectives

• Introductions 


• Assumptions about IPV

• Assessing what you already know about IPV

• Defining Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

– Components of IPV

• The Cycle of Violence

– Comparison of heterosexual versus LGBTQ cycle of violence

• Factors contributing to intimate partner violence (IPV) in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities

– The California LGBTQ Reducing Mental Health Disparities Population Report

• Vulnerabilities faced by the LGBTQ+ communities

– Youth-specific challenges

11:00-11:15: Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)


• The manifestation of IPV in different age groups with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ youth as well as the impact of youth with LGBTQ+ caregivers that are experiencing IPV

• Obstacles to seeking support around IPV

• Making your organization more LGBTQ-inclusive

– Becoming an ally

• Resources


• Opportunities for questions, assuring training objectives were met

• Complete evaluations

1:00:      ADJOURNMENT

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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