LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for AOD Support Services Webinar - NADA

    ACON Pride Training is providing an online training for up to 30 staff of the Continuing Coordinated Care Program (CCCPS) across NSW. This training has been funded through the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) Clinical Support role. There are two steps into completing this training:
    1. You complete ACON's LGBTQ Awareness eLearning. (~1 hour)
    2. You attend 2 webinars at the same time of the day, one week away from one another for 2.5 hours (5 hours in total)

    The LGBTQ Awareness eLearning is for anyone looking to strengthen their understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people and communities. This is an interactive eLearning delivered in three modules: Meet the Communities, Know the Facts, and Understand the Lived Experience. This eLearning takes under an hour to complete and will introduce learners to the LGBTQ acronym, expand your understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and bodies.

    The LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for AOD Support Services Webinar is a training for health and community workers supporting clients with alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD) use looking to strengthen their understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people and communities. Participants will learn to deliver a more inclusive, informed and appropriate care. This 5-hour webinar will introduce you to the LGBTQ acronym, expand your understanding on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics and reflect upon the unique health and wellbeing issues faced by LGBTpeople, particularly those related to AOD.

    If the session is full and you would like to be waitlisted, please email your details to PrideTraining@acon.org.au we will get in touch if we receive any cancellations.

    Topics are:

    • The LGBTQ communities
    • What is the difference between sex characteristics, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation?
    • Understanding the lived experience of LGBTQ people
    • Legislation
    • Understanding the health impacts of social stigma and assumptions
    • AOD prevalence, patterns and co-morbidities
    • The context of use for LGBTQ communities
    • Acceptance versus inclusion
    • Implementing inclusive practice in day to day interactions
    • Useful tips to increase inclusive service provision
    • Experiential activities, scenarios and case studies

    Learning outcomes are:

    • Differentiate between gender and sexuality
    • Summarise unique health and wellbeing disparities faced by sexuality and gender diverse people
    • Outline the health impacts of social stigma and assumptions
    • Understand the lived experience of people with diverse genders and/or sexualities
    • Review important events from LGBTQ history and the current legislation related to these priority populations
    • Detect areas for improvement within their role and workplace
    • Develop strategies and implement actions to increase access and satisfaction of service for people with diverse sexuality and gender

     Training Schedule (October, 2020)

      Date and Time
    eLearning Enrolment 1 October 2020
    eLearning completion deadline COB, Monday 12 October 2020
    Webinar Part 1 Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 10AM - 12:30PM
    Webinar Part 2 Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 2PM - 4:30PM
    Seats Remaining Booking is Closed

    Requirements for the webinar: 

    • Individual access to computer/laptop with a Chrome web browser
    • High-speed internet 
    • Familiarity with general computer knowledge
    • Access to headphones/microphone (webcam is optional)
    • Your mobile phone to participate in live activities
    • Please read more about system requirements HERE. You can also join a test webinar to check out your access, HERE.