Thu, Apr 18|
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGTBQ) 201 for Those who Serve and Support System-Involved Youth
Time & Location
Apr 18, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
About the Event
This highly interactive and informative cultural competency training supports organizations in deepening their understanding of gender and sexual identities with an emphasis on creating inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) colleagues, system involved youth and families, and other stakeholders. Through group discussion, multimedia, self-reflection, and roleplay, individuals will become familiar with the most up-to-date terms, frameworks for understanding sexuality & gender, and best practices specifically for system-involved LGBTQ youth.
· Identify and explain two models of gender identity development and one model of sexuality identity development.
· Identify at least 3 outcomes related to family rejection, family acceptance, and building resilience for system involved LGBTQ youth.
· Explain how non-violent communication can be used as a tool to help support effective family acceptance conversations.
2:00-2:05PM Introductions: name, gender pronoun, one thing you wish to learn. Presenter shares his journey as a trans man. Personal Action Plan handout.
2:05-2:30PM Review several models of gender identity & sexuality development (Kohlberg, Bem, etc.) and discuss the impact of multiple marginalized identities (especially ability, race/ethnicity, and exposure to abuse) on a young person’s development. Identity development handout.
2:30-3:30PM Define family rejection & family acceptance. Review conversation template. Discuss health-related outcomes related to family rejection, family acceptance, and building resilience for LGBTQ youth. Best practices recommendations—non-violent communication.
3:30-3:45PM Perform roleplay in small groups for how to support families/caregivers when LGBTQ youth come out in a TBS situation.
3:45-4:00pm Question and answer period. References/Resources handout.
Meet Our Trainer
Kelsey Pacha, MA, M.Div. is a trans man who has worked with marginalized communities for 15+ years in a variety of settings. He holds a Master of Religion and Psychology, Master of Divinity, and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He is the owner of Kelsey Pacha Consulting, which supports the work of institutions and individuals in increasing their capacity for cultural humility and social justice-informed institutional change. Kelsey offers educational trainings and LGBTQ workplace policy expertise with an emphasis on practical skills, identity awareness, and personal empowerment. He regularly works with corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion officers and LGBTQ affinity groups, as well as legal, clinical, medical, and direct service (including child welfare and faith leader) personnel. For more information, visit kelseypachaconsulting.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course meets the qualifications for (2) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.