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Healing without Boundaries, LGBT POC and Mental Health Services Training

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200 Henry Johnson Blvd

200 Henry Johnson Boulevard

Albany, NY 12210

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Social and Institutional disparities contribute to the overall mental health of LGBT POC. Mental health providers who work in various roles have the power to change these conditions by providing trauma informed, culturally relevant services.

This training will address how oppression impacts the mental health of LGBT People of Color. Facilitators will share examples of the effects of racism, homophobia and transphobia, as well as engage participants on culturally relevant interventions to eliminate stigma and empower the mental health and well-being of LGBT communities of color.

The Goal of the training is to address the multiple issues that impact the mental health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC) communities.

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Participants will learn...

  • Learn how oppression impacts the mental health of LGBT POC.

  • Identify cultural barriers that exist for LGBT POC mental health consumers.

  • Learn the importance of cultural considerations when working with LGBT POC.

  • Gain promising practices and considerations in working with LGBT communities of color.


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

For over 25 years, Roxanne Ramlall has served several
communities in the Capital Region with her expertise. She
has been a champion for feminists, people of color, and
members of the LGBTQ community. Roxanne is a New York
State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned both
her BA and her MSW from the University at Albany. She
launched a career in sexual assault and domestic violence
prevention, rising to the level of Assistant Director at
Equinox Domestic Violence Shelter before broadening her
reach in the social work field. She has contributed to
several organizations including Equinox, In Our Own
Voices and Holding Our Own. These organizations and
others have benefited from innovative programs that
Roxanne helped to develop and create. She also opened
her own private practice providing individual and family
mental health counseling. Currently, Roxanne is a full time
Medical Social Worker that provides individual and family
counseling to vulnerable populations such as the elderly,
and persons with disabilities. She is also a clinical
consultant to In Our Own Voices, where she provides
clinical supervision for staff and interns and provides
individual and family counseling to members of the LGBTQ
community of color.

Kathy Grant is the lead mental health staff member of
In Our Own Voices. She received her Bachelor’s degree in
Social Work from Siena College in 2011, her Masters in
Social Work from the Greater Rochester Collaboration in
2012, and received her license in 2013. Katherine joined
In Our Own Voices in July of 2012 as the LGBT Crime Victim
Assistance Coordinator. In this capacity Mrs. Grant
was primarily responsible for providing direct services to
LGBT victims/survivors of crime which included, but was
not limited to advocacy, court accompaniment, counseling
and case management. Mrs. Grant is also active with local,
regional, and state coalitions to ensure that the barriers
faced by LGBT victims are being addressed and reponded
to. Since then, her capacity has shifted as the social worker
for the agency and she in now assisting in developing the
clinical program within IOOV.

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