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LGBTQ Youth Cultural Competency

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1101 15th St NW

1101 15th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20005

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Join the United Way of the National Capital and Deloitte's Mentoring Matters Coalition for a brown bag lunch and learn focused on LGBTQ youth cultural competency. The event will be held at 1101 15th Street on the10th floor from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

About the training:

Many youth who identify as LGBTQ face harassment, rejection, and other challenges in their schools, families and communities. As a youth service provider, you are a critical support for these young people. Unfortunately, many youth service providers have never received training on LGBTQ youth issues and do not know what to do when a youth comes out in their program or when they encounter a youth struggling with issues related to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The LGBTQ youth cultural competency training helps build the practical skills and knowledge professionals need to work with LGBTQ youth populations effectively. Topics covered in this interactive training include: Understanding LGBTQ terminology, the "coming out" experience for LGBTQ youth, risk behavior disparities in this population, working with LGBTQ youth of color, the impact of environmental factors such as the family and peer, and resources for LGBTQ youth in the DC area.

About the Trainer:
Andrew Barnett began working in the field of LGBTQ youth issues in 2005. From 2009 – 2014, he served as Executive Director of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), a DC area community-based non-profit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth. Andrew has facilitated LGBTQ cultural competency trainings for hundreds of professionals that work with youth including police officers, health care workers, community service providers, and teachers. He has been recognized for his work with the National Center for Transgender Equality’s Distinguished Ally Award (2012) and the Metro Weekly Next Generation Award (2010), was named a Capital Pride Hero (2012), and was voted as “Best Gay Activist” in the Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. 2013 Readers’ Poll.

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1101 15th St NW

1101 15th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20005

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