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E-Resources for Working with the LGBTQ+ Community

Appropriate for Children and Families, Health and Mental Health, Human Services Management and Leadership, and Social Justice and Diversity

Total Practicum Hours:    5.25 hours

Supporting Trans Youth Wellbeing

1 hr 15 min – This webinar from YouthREX is Canadian based.  Dr. Saewyc from the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC)  provides an overview of the key findings from the Trans Youth Health Survey.  Jay Jonah, a MSW Student from York University and YouthREX Research assistant shares an overview of a YouthREX Research to Practice report, Trans Youth and the Right to Access Public Washrooms, which includes practical recommendations for youth sector programs and organizationsHe also shares some of his own lived experience.

The National LGBTQ Health Education Centre is a program of the Fenway Institute.  It is based in the United States so some information will be specific to that country.

You must register for each of the following 3 webinars 

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQIA+ People – Part 1

1 hour – In this webinar Sean Cahill, PhD, and Director of Health Policy and Research at The Fenway Institute discusses social determinants of health for sexual and gender minorities. This session addresses current stressors and solutions to health inequities for LGBTQIA+ people, including the implications of COVID-19 for the community.

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQIA+ People – Part 2

I hour – In this second installment focused on social determinants of health for LGBTQIA+ people, Adrianna Boulin, the Community Outreach & Engagement Manager for Fenway Health discusses how community-based resources can help to mitigate the effects of stigma and marginalization for sexual and gender minority people. This webinar compliments Part 1 by providing actionable solutions to many of the inequities faced by LGBTQIA+ people.

Implicit and Provider Bias

1 hour – In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Conference, Cei Lambert defines implicit bias, guides learners through acknowledging their own biases, describes common biases experienced by gender diverse people, and provides tips for self-care in the context of bias.

Trauma-Informed Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse People

1 hour – In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Conference, Dr. Jennifer Potter discusses how traumatic experiences can interfere with the formation of therapeutic patient-provider relationships and describes how a universal trauma-informed approach can enhance engagement of transgender and gender-diverse patients care. Some of the information is more specific to medical providers.