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LGBTQ Cultural Competency Symposium - Working With Older Adults

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Gaia Anderson Hotel Restaurant and Spa

4125 Riverside Place

Anderson, CA 96007

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LGBTQ older adults have experienced and continue to experience discrimination due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. They often avoid or delay health care, or conceal their sexual and gender identity from health providers and social service professionals for fear of discrimination.

If you are interested in building a system of care which is non-discriminatory and welcoming to older adults of all sexual orientations and gender identities, this symposium is for you.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Lunch is included at no cost. Please register by September 19th to ensure lunch availability.

LCSW, LMFT and LPCC Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered at no cost



Conference Contact Info:

PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging

Phone: 530-842-1687

Email: Tabitha@psa2.org



Presentations by:

Claire Ramsey – Justice in Aging

Claire Ramsey is a senior staff attorney on Justice in Aging’s Health Care team. She works to protect the rights of low-income older adults to access health care, and defend and strengthen the health care programs on which low-income older adults rely to age at home and in their communities. Before she joined Justice in Aging, she was a staff attorney at Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. She has also worked at the Child Care Law Center and was an Equal Justice Works Fellow. She received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law with a concentration on Public Interest Law.

"Meeting the Unique Needs of Low-Income LGBT Seniors"

The Learning Objectives for this presentation are:

1. Identify some of the causes for the higher rates of poverty in the LGBT community

2. Understand the unique legal needs of the LGBT seniors in public benefits including Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, and Medicare

3. Identify some best practices for working with LGBT older adults to reduce barriers to services.


Tim Johnston – SAGE

Tim R. Johnston, Ph.D., is the Director of National Projects at Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). He is responsible for directing SAGE’s national training initiatives, developing training curricula and providing consulting services to both aging and LGBT service providers.

In addition to training, Tim oversees key national grants and projects, such as SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, the US Administration for Community Living’s Senior Medicare Patrol Integration project, and elements of SAGE’s National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative.

Before coming to SAGE, Tim taught Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. He has written scholarly and popular articles on gender and LGBT identity, and his first book, Affirmation, Care Ethics and LGBT Identity was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Tim is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and meetings.

"Respected and Whole: Preventing Anti-LGBT Bias Between Constituents, Staff and Across Aging Services"

The Learning Objectives for this presentation are:

1. Define bias and its impact on LGBT older adults

2. Explore eight concrete suggestions to promote inclusion in older adult care facilities and community spaces

3. Connect to resources that will help promote inclusion for LGBT elders


Liza Thantranon, Regional Counsel for Health and Managing Attorney of the Health Office - Legal Services of Northern California

Liza began her legal career at Legal Services of Northern California’s Chico office after graduating from UC Davis School of Law at King Hall. In Chico, Liza advocated for low-income clients in the areas of public benefits, housing, employment, clean slate, and education law. In 2012, Liza transitioned to become part of Legal Services of Northern California’s Health team in Sacramento. Liza’s work includes direct legal services to health consumers, community education, and policy advocacy on health care issues such as health reform implementation, provider network adequacy in rural areas, and access to health care services for transgender individuals. Liza is passionate about community lawyering and enjoys working closely with community based
organizations such as the Gender Health Center.

"Serving LGBT Populations in the Legal Profession"

The Learning Objectives for this presentation are:

1. Cultural competency training for serving LGBT individuals in the legal profession

2. Information on how to leverage and create community and medical partnerships to serve LGBT populations in the legal profession


This course meets the qualifications for four (4) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Chico Regional Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Provider #62274. Chico Regional Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content meeting CE standards. PSA2 Area Agency On Aging - Legal Services Of Northern California - NorCal OUTreach Project - Passages Caregiver Resource Center - PSA2 Ombudsman Services maintains responsibility for the program/course and its content.

Participants must be present for the entire course to receive CE credit. Certificates are handed out at the end of the course when evaluations are received.

Grievances should be communicated to the contact information below. All grievances will be responded to within 1 week of receipt.

Chico CAMFT P. O. Box 2070 Chico, CA 95927 ChicoCAMFT@gmail.com

Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please use the contact information below. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging

Phone: 530-842-1687

Email: Tabitha@psa2.org

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