09/11/19 - LGBTQ - Becoming an Ally to the Community (Manhattan)

1 session

Thessa Mariano



A fundamental premise of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs & empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Repeated studies illustrate that the LGBTQ community is both oppressed and underserved. This full-day training focuses on cross-cultural knowledge, skills and advocacy as a means to create a healthy alliance with LGBTQ individuals and communities. The presentation explores the impact of hetero-normative thinking on the lives of persons who identify as LGBTQ. Attendees will explore best practice skills and strategies in working with individuals and how to support the "coming out" process for persons who choose to. Recommendations to create an affirmative environment are shared along with other programmatic considerations. Lastly, the training will offer tips for advocacy and empowerment to LGBTQ persons.


Attendees will leave the training with a set of skills and strategies to support their everyday work with LGBTQ individuals. Case studies are used to practice the skills offered in this training.

Accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Course


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate CASAC Becoming an Ally to the LGBTQ 9.11.19

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09/11/19 - LGBTQ - Becoming an Ally to the Community (Manhattan)

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