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Affirmative Care for the LGBTQIA+ Community
June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dr. Tiffany Lange, PsyD, LCP, MS, MA, Clinical Psychologist
An affirmative approach to care is one in which organizations, programs, and providers recognize, validate, and support the lived experiences of the individuals served.
This session will introduce some of the key knowledge, skills, and beliefs about sexual and gender identity and expression, discuss minority stressors and internalized stigma, and review why an understanding of each is essential in providing affirmative and culturally knowledgeable services and care to clients from LGBTQIA+ communities.
Participants in this training will:
- Review the principles of affirmative care and how to apply across cultures and systems
- Learn how to confront biases that interfere with successful interactions with clients from LGBTQIA+ communities
- Gain tools to integrate increased understanding of individuals’ history, cultural context, and lived experiences into the provision of services which are culturally inclusive, affirming, empowerment-based, and trauma-informed
General Public – $37.50
Teachers from Jewish Day Schools/JCS Retirees – $30.00
JCS Staff and Associated System Employees – Free
Social workers and other clinicians attending this program will receive 1.5 Category I CEUs.
Jewish Community Services is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Continuing Education for social workers (psychologists and licensed professional counselors). Jewish Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Funding for the series is made possible by a grant from The Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation.