$1,000 – $1,500

RISE Training & Coaching Intensive: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Systems

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Los Angeles LGBT Center (Highland Annex)

1220 North Highland Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038

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A 5-day, 40-Hour Training Program Powered by the RISE Program of the Los Angeles LGBT Center

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AN URGENT NEED FOR TRAINED HELPING PROFESSIONALS

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth have long been considered an invisible population in systems of care. Jurisdictions throughout the United States typically lack services and resources that meet the unique needs of this population. Public and private stakeholders are also often unaware of the institutional and individual barriers to permanency for LGBTQ+ youth.

These service disparities continue despite the extreme overrepresentation of LGBTQ+ youth in systems of care. For example, at least 23% of youth in the child welfare system identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning. A study by the Administration for Children and Families found that 39% of LGBTQ+ youth were forced from their homes due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, across the country, many children and youth’s services professionals receive no training on supporting LGBTQ+ youth, their caregivers, and other staff.

CORE CONTENT

RISE has developed the Training and Coaching Intensive (TCI) for potential and existing trainers, coaches, and subject matter experts or “holders” working for public and private agencies. This program focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to deliver the RISE Program’s evidence-informed Staff Training on Working with LGBTQ+ Youth in Systems of Care, but is highly adaptable for other sectors. The 5-day Intensive is based upon strengths-based, best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ youth, including principles for effective communication.

At the core of the RISE training, is the belief that with skilled, thoughtful, and targeted interventions, LGBTQ+ youth can achieve permanency and positive outcomes in safe and loving homes. The Intensive is geared towards “Helping Professionals” including but not limited to: social workers, probation officers, clinicians, educators, homeless services, and more.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  1. Participants will increase their familiarity, ability, and comfort with delivering RISE curriculum to staff.
  2. Participants will learn and apply effective strategies for managing participants, engaging different learning styles, creating a safe space that encourages learning, and fielding difficult questions.
  3. Participants will improve their ability to recognize and respond to instances of anti-gay bias, anti¬transgender bias and heterosexism in the training room.

Contact Us:

Email RISE@lalgbtcenter.org

Call (323) 860-3608

Visit www.lalgbtcenter.org/RISE

Discounts

  • GetREAL subscribers are eligible for a $250 discount. Learn more and sign up today: GetREAL Email Subscription
  • Group Discounts: Contact RISE@lalgbtcenter.org to obtain a discount for groups of 4 or more.

Note: Only one discount, special, or cost reduction may be applied

Accessibility

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate, please contact Ariel Bustamante, abustamante@lalgbtcenter.org. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.

Provider meets all applicable local, state, and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2008).

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • Courses are capped at 12 participants in order to maximize experience. Please communicate with the team as soon as possible, should your ability to attend change. Training course attendance will not be confirmed until online registration is complete. Fees are due at time of registration unless otherwise noted.
  • To cancel or reschedule a confirmed training please submit an email request to RISE@lalgbtcenter.org.
  • Please submit all cancellation requests no later than 14 business days prior to the scheduled course date in order to receive a full refund of paid registration fees.
  • Cancellations not made within the specified period may be transferred to another participant or used towards enrollment in a future course offering within 90 business days.
  • No shows will incur the full cost of registration.
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