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Thu, Mar 14

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Online Event

Trauma-Informed Care for Those who Serve and Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) System-Involved

Kelsey Pacha

Trauma-Informed Care for Those who Serve and Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) System-Involved
Trauma-Informed Care for Those who Serve and Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) System-Involved

Time & Location

Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Kelsey Pacha

Training Description

This highly interactive and informative cultural competency training supports those who serve and/or support to system-involved LGBTQ youth in providing trauma-informed care. Attendees will review two models of gender identity development and one model of sexuality identity development, identify four sources of individual & social trauma for LGBTQ youth—bullying, discrimination, family rejection, and anti-LGBTQ policy—and identify three ways to support resiliency among LGBTQ system-involved youth. Participants will define trauma-informed care & apply these principles to a case study involving LGBTQ youth. Participants will practice applying principles of trauma-informed care within efforts to support LGBTQ youth through a video case study.

Learning Objectives

· Identify two models of gender identity development and one model of sexuality identity development.

· Identify four sources of individual & social trauma for LGBTQ youth and identify three ways to support resiliency among LGBTQ system involved youth (SIY).

· Explain four principles of trauma-informed care & apply these principles to a case study involving a LGBTQ SIY.

Agenda

1:00-2:00pm  Introductions: name, gender pronoun, one thing you wish to learn. Review three models of gender identity & sexuality development (Cass, Kohlberg, & Bem) and discuss the impact of minority stress. Identity development handout.

2:00-2:45pm  Identify four sources of individual & social trauma for LGBTQ youth—bullying, discrimination, family rejection, and anti-LGBTQ policy—and identify three ways to support resiliency among LGBTQ system involved youth.

2:45-3:00pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:00-3:20pm  Identify five principles of trauma-informed care & three ways to apply them to work with LGBTQ system-involved youth.

3:20-3:55pm  Small group work on case study involving family rejection & an LGBTQ child. Debrief in large group—how can we apply trauma-informed care principles to this situation?

3:55-4:00pm  Question and answer period. References/Resources handout.

Meet Our Trainer

Kelsey Pacha, MA, M.Div. is a transman who has worked with marginalized communities for 18 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 Infinite Diversity LLC, 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. Kelsey has been featured as a subject matter expert on gender pronouns in Rolling Stone, Grammarly’s Guide to Personal Pronouns, and interviewed on NPR Cap Radio about best pronoun practices in the workplace. He has been featured on NPR’s The Takeaway with Melissa Harris-Perry, & publications like LGBTQ Nation educating the public on the dire need for trans youth acceptance. He presents workshops around the country on the impact of inclusive spaces for LGBTQ people in various settings. Kelsey straddles the worlds of academia/theory and practice, serving as the Board President of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a national non-profit organization that publishes a 705-page resource guide of the same name, by and for the transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive communities. Through this work, he connects with leading transgender and gender expansive scholars in medicine, law, mental health, social sciences, politics, and culture to collaborate on editions of Trans Bodies. He recently authored the Religion and Spirituality chapter of the second edition of the book, released April 2022, while managing a nationwide qualitative survey of over 2,000 respondents, and editing several chapters. Kelsey also co-authored the Religion and Spirituality chapter in the surgical textbook Gender Confirmation Surgery: Principles and Techniques for an Emerging Field, edited by Loren Schecter, released 2020. For more information, visit infinitediversityllc.com or contact Kelsey at kelsey@infinitediversityllc.com.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) 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.

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