eNewsletter - April 2020
Asking Questions on Gender and Sexuality!
ACON Pride Training has released a new eLearning module on Asking Questions on Gender and Sexuality. This eLearning is for professionals looking to strengthen their understanding of how and why you should be asking questions on gender and sexuality. This eLearning introduces you to indicators used for social and health data, then looks at the effects of asking these questions for these communities, service providers, and data. This eLearning finished by explaining the recommended questions to ask, along with some useful tips and resources.
SAVE 20% on two eLearnings when you purchase this eLearning with LGBTI Awareness eLearning!
Silver Rainbow Webinar
“Silver Rainbow: LGBTI Aged Care Awareness” training is now entirely online! It is now a short and reflective eLearning and a 2-part webinar. You’ll take ACON’s LGBTI Awareness eLearning first, then attend 2 webinars on the same day (the break is for lunch, washing hands, and anything else you might need to do). We have prepared all the materials, videos, activities, and virtual breakout rooms for you, using an engaging online platform and it is still $10.00 per seat just like before!
This inexpensive, essential, and relevant training will help promote a better understanding of the needs of the LGBTI people and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service. This training is for anyone that works with the older population.
Upcoming Public Sessions:
- Part 1: Thursday, 23 April 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Part 2: Thursday, 23 April 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Part 1: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Part 2: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Part 1: Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Part 2: Thursday, 21 May 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
LGBT Inclusive Practice Webinar
Expand your accessibility to clients by providing a safe, LGBT-inclusive space that promotes and delivers exceptional person-centred care.
You can improve your knowledge, skills and confidence when working with people with a diverse gender and/or sexuality allowing person-centred care by taking this webinar. This is a blended approach to learning with self-paced eLearning and webinar facilitated by a qualified ACON facilitator, this training will help you expand your understanding of LGBT people and communities through discussion with like-minded professionals, video testimonials, and engaging in learning activities.
- You complete ACON's LGBTI Awareness eLearning. (~1 hour)
- You attend 2 webinars on the two different days. 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM each day (5 hours in total)
- Part 1: Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Part 2: Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
ACON Pride Training YouTube Channel
Taking further steps of expanding educational online platforms on LGBTI Inclusive Practice, ACON Pride Training has now opened a public online video library on YouTube.
Our library includes videos of shared lived experiences of the LGBTI community in Australia and will give you the chance to see health and wellbeing service provision through their perspective.
From intake form experiences to proper usage of pronouns, our library covers day to day challenges that the LGBTI community is facing. Subscribe to our channel and get notified when we upload more videos for you.
Pride Training Facebook Page has 700 Fabulous Followers! Are you one of them?
Our Facebook page has 700 followers and we would like to thank every one of you who are staying up to date. We post about relevant research, updates to inclusive practice for different sectors, information from and about community members, and promote ACON service programs and resources.
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Lesbian Visibility Day, April 26
April 26 is the International Lesbian Visibility Day, a day that acknowledges the rich diversity within our community, and celebrates our stories, culture and history. The day is also an opportunity to knock down some of the stereotypes about what it means to be a lesbian.
Lesbian Visibility Day celebrates lesbian role models and lesbian culture and diversity, as well as raises awareness of the issues that lesbians have to face: from health need disparities to struggles they face with the discrimination, abusive language, violence, and neglect. Yet it is a great opportunity to celebrate their resilience and contributions to the LGBTIQA+ community.
ACON Welcome Here Project provides a wide range of fabulous posters and resources on diversity days and you can show your support for all communities using them.
ACON TransHub is Launched!
TransHub is a digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, their loved ones, allies and health providers. The launch of TransHub builds on ongoing efforts by ACON to better serve and advocate for trans communities.
The online platform includes comprehensive and inclusive information to support the health of trans people, including about sexual and reproductive health, mental health, cancer screening, substance use, domestic violence and sexual assault.TransHub’s allies section provides information to partners, friends, employers, researchers, educators and colleagues, and the clinicians section addresses creating welcoming environments, gender-affirming hormones, surgical interventions and providing patient-centred care. The site also includes a comprehensive language guide, and a portal for community members and clinicians to centrally access the resources available throughout the website.
TransHub’s allies section will provide information to partners, friends, employers, educators, researchers and colleagues, and the clinicians section addresses creating welcoming environments, gender-affirming hormones, surgical interventions and providing patient-centred care. The site also includes a comprehensive language guide, and a portal for community members and clinicians to centrally access the resources available throughout the website.
TransHub has been developed with support from a range of community, clinical and specialist partners and content produced by local TGD writers, photographers and artists, as well as allied contributors. TransHub has been developed with support from a range of community, clinical and specialist partners and content produced by local TGD writers, photographers and artists, as well as allied contributors.
Date and Time
Thursday, 23 April 2020
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Webinar - LGBTI Inclusive Practice Webinar
Tuesday, 5 May 2020
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Thursday, 21 May 2020
ACON acknowledges and pays respects to the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we work.