Community Connect is a distinctive diversity training program which has a reputation for bringing the best, most effective workshops, trainers, and curriculum to social work providers, clinicians, and educators to enhance the levels of service for the LGBT and HIV positive communities.
All Trainings can be modified to the needs of the population and prices are negotiable. There are small fees associated with our trainings. Please contact our Executive Director, Jeffrey Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-963-4779 ext. 112 for information about fees, or to set up a training.
|LGBTQ 101||Provides a basic introduction to issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people. This training focuses on developing professional competence and includes: basic terminology and language, risks to LGBTQ individuals, and practical suggestions for serving LGBTQ people.||3 hours|
|Transgender 101||As an important part of the LGBTQ community, the experiences of transgender individuals are unique. This workshop provides in introduction to Transgender identities and topics.||2 hours|
|HIV/STD 101||This workshop is designed to educate non-medical service providers and/or clients about the transmission, testing and treatment of HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
|LGBTQ 201||This training takes a deeper look at issues for LGBTQ individuals and facilitates skill development for providers so that they may optimize health and wellness. Learning activities include: identity development, practice interventions, identification of agency and regional needs, and interventions for working with families.
Prerequisite: LGBTQ 101
|Transgender 201||This training covers key issues for transgender and gender variant individuals such as gender development and steps for those who are in the process of transitioning.
Prerequisite: LGBTQ 101
|Human Sexuality 101||This workshop explores the various ways in which biology, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation interact to form and continuously shape human sexuality throughout the lifecycle.
This session is intended to provide participants with tools helpful for facilitating meaningful discussions with LGBTQ clients about identifying and addressing their sexual health needs as they relate to overall wellness.
|Social, Mental, Physical & Sexual Health 101||This workshop examines the unique health issues faced by many LGBTQ individuals as a result of attitudes, behaviors and policies shaped by various social, familial and psychological pressures and how service providers can deliver meaningful interventions to address these issues, including bare-backing, substance use, domestic violence, depression and sexual abuse/assault.||3 hours|
|Homophobia & Heterosexism 101||This workshop examines the various ways in which prejudice and discriminatory practices toward LGBTQ individuals become manifest within overall society, within institutions, within communities, within families and within individuals.
Through this workshop, participants are encouraged to self-reflect on their current personal and professional relationships with LGBTQ individuals so they may become better able to identify and address potential biases that may or could be reducing their effectiveness at serving LGBTQ individuals.
|Creating Safe Spaces 101||This session explores the factors that can contribute to the establishment and/or elimination of one’s own sense of personal safety when engaging in activities within institutional, workplace, academic, social and/or governmental office settings.
The workshop offers recommendations for how service providers can help to create learning, service and/or social environments that LGBTQ individuals will view as open, welcoming and supportive of their needs.
|Peer-to-Peer Support: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training for Youth||This youth-targeted workshop is designed to illuminate and discuss the multi-faceted issues being faced by today’s LGBTQ youth within their schools, families and society so as to enhance the empathic response from both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ youth to LGBTQ youth in crisis whom they may encounter on any given day.
Workshop participants, whether or not LGBTQ themselves, will learn a variety of useful techniques and skills for helping LGBTQ youth peers to feel safer and/or better understood within the school environment and/or other social settings.
|Serving LGBTQ Youth||This workshop will provide youth-serving professionals with the specific education and skills necessary to successfully engage and retain LGBTQ youth clients in often life-saving bio-psycho-social programming.
Training topics will cover youth sexuality, gender identity development, gender expression and the impact of various modes of discrimination on LGBTQ youth health/wellness and utilize information presented through several other C2 sessions, but with a specific emphasis focusing on the needs and issues of LGBTQ youth populations.
Participants will learn how to apply practice-based methods to foster LGBTQ-sensitive service environments that can lead to improvements in LGBTQ youth client service access, engagement, retention and outcomes.
|Training the Trainer on LGBTQ Issues||If you are interested in becoming a LGBTQ cultural competency trainer and facilitating trainings within your organization, this workshop is for you! Participants must have completed all other levels of training prior to becoming a trainer. For a full list of commitments and qualifications for trainers please contact Jeffrey Campbell at email@example.com.||Full Day|