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Safe and Supported Youth: An LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training

Presented by: Lighthouse Youth & Family Services

Wednesday, October 23rd
Ohio Children’s Alliance | 2600 Corporate Exchange Dr | Suite 180

This Safe and Supported cultural competency training will assist Ohio youth-serving professionals in providing supportive and affirming care to LGBTQ young people. This training helps improve understanding of the unique needs, challenges, and experiences of LGBTQ youth, and helps to promote safe, competent, and supportive care and welcoming environments for LGBTQ young people. Course Approved for 5.5 Continuing Education contact hours.

About the Training:
Safe and Supported Youth is interactive and based on adult learning principles. Participants will enjoy a nonjudgmental and supportive learning environment where they will:

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

Registration Fee: $50 General admission; $35 member, Ohio Children’s Alliance.  Fee includes training, materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Space is limited | Reserve your spot soon



2019 Updated Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training!  This 2-day training prepares clinicians to begin the practice of Trauma-Focused CBT.  See below for links to Certification criteria.

The event qualifies for 11 CEUs (5.5 each day) for Ohio Social Workers and Counselors, in addition to CEUs earned for online pre-course requirements.

2-Day Registration Fee – $250
Includes venue, all onsite training materials, access to trainer’s shared resources. Options for low-cost breakfast and lunch buffets available.

September 5-6, 2019 – Columbus @ Embassy Suites Columbus, 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive – Registration is at capacity for this training.

December 12-13, 2019 – Columbus @ Embassy Suites Columbus, 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive – Register HERE

Training Objectives Include:  

  • Identify ways that traumatic experiences have the potential to impact child development and health throughout the lifespan.
  • Cite at least two key research studies that demonstrate the potential impacts of childhood trauma on the lifespan.
  • Explain why trauma-informed care is so vital, and distinguish between traditional mental health treatment and trauma-informed care.
  • Describe the nature of the research that supports the efficacy of TF-CBT.

TF-CBT CERTIFICATION Criteria Available Here

Post training consultation calls available through this trainer for an additional fee* after completion of onsite training.
*Consultation fee is $300 with this trainer, and includes 9-12 consultation calls.