Training & Events

Trainings and events sponsored by ADAPAO and our partners

ADAPAO lists training, education and other opportunities sponsored by our partners and the organizations with which our members are employed or serve as volunteers. Please send relevant education and training listings to mail@adapao.org.

Safe and Supported Youth: An LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

May 30, 2019

When: May 30, 2019; 9:00am - 4:00pm (Breakfast at 8:30am)

Location: Madison County Job & Family Services; 200 Midway Street; London, Ohio 43140

About: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people are often subject to harassment at school, erasure in faith communities, rejection from their families and hostility in youth-serving systems. This systematic abuse leads LGBTQ youth to have significantly higher rates of depression, suicide, substance abuse and homelessness, to name just a few harmful outcomes.

This training from Lighthouse Youth & Family Services helps to promote safe, competent, and supportive care and welcoming environments for LGBTQ young people.

Training Goals and Objectives

  • Explore personal values regarding LGBTQ youth and young adults and learn to balance personal beliefs with professional responsibilities.
  • Identify issues of risk, challenges and strengths specific to LGBTQ youth, their families, other caregivers and service delivery systems.
  • Develop an action plan that will develop or enhance professional and agency cultural competency.
  • Increase competence in discussing sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Identify affirmative interventions and community resources for LGBTQ youth, their families, other caregivers and service providers.

5.5 CEUs are available for participation in this training. Space is limited.

Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Sponsor: Madison County Prevention

Cost: Free

For more information, go here.