Training Opportunity for Aging Network Organizations and Providers

Improving the Quality of Services and Supports for LGBT Older Adults:
Training for Aging Network Organizations and Providers
Presented by:
Contra Costa Mental Health
Course Instructor: Michelle C. Alcedo
When: December 6, 2011
Where: Sequoia Room,
50 Douglas Dr, 2nd Floor Conf Rm, Martinez, CA 94553
Time: 8:00 am. (Registration)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm. ‐ Training
Learning Objectives:
Level 1 AM—Workshop

Learn about LGBT older adults—their culture, their needs as they age, and their concerns.

  • Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access health and social services.
  • Identify best practices for helping LGBT older adults to feel welcome and safe in service programs.Access tools and education to better serve the LGBT older adults who access, or need, services.

Level 2 PM—Workshop

  • Identify health disparities between LGBT older adults and those who are not LGBT.
  •  Explore judgments and assumptions, myths and misinformation about HIV and AIDS, in order to enhance responsiveness to the needs and concerns of LGBT older adults around these issues.
  •  Review policy and practice areas to consider how to increase inclusiveness and safety.
  • Recognize that individual staff members are entitled to their own diverse opinions and beliefs but that their actions and behaviors must be consistent with workplace expectations in relation to inclusion and safety for LGBT constituents.
  • Through role plays, practice how to support inclusion and respectful community through feedback.For Information on Continuing Education Units See
    registration form
    This training meets DMH requirement on Cultural Competency Trainings.

CCMH Inclusion Initiative: Ph 1-888-678-7277 x24404
CCMH Office of Ethnic Services & Training
(925) 957-5128

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