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Rainbow Shield Certification Training

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The Rainbow Shield program bridges the gap in culturally competent services for the LGBTQ veteran community by educating veteran service providers and advocates through our online certification program, providing the education and tools needed to respectfully serve LGBTQ veteran clients.

The initial certification training is 90 minutes, and covers basic information on gender identity and sexual orientation, a brief history of LGBTQ military service, Trauma Informed Care principles and how to apply them, and a Q&A session with OutServe-SLDN staff. The training will incorporate tools and resources for the intersectional representation and advocacy for various special interest groups, to include: veterans of color, transgender veterans, and veterans living with HIV.

Certifications last for one year and are renewed by participating in a yearly continuing education training at least six months after becoming certified or from the last time certification was renewed. Renewal trainings will be held quarterly starting in June 2019, and will be announced at least three months in advance.

For more information, visit our website.

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