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"LGBT AGING CULTURAL COMPETENCY" PROGRAM

WHAT Free LGBT sensitivity training to educate organizations and agencies that work with LGBT seniors.
WHYTo eliminate stereotypes and assumptions about LGBT seniors that can result in them being excluded or receiving unequal treatment.
WHERENational Resource Center on LGBT Aging.
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
New York, NY, USA.


Program Description

THe "LGBT Aging Cultural Competency" Program covers how to provide the best possible service and to LGBT seniors and is free of charge for staff and volunteers.

There are four separate 4-hour trainings. Two training are for aging services providers and two for LGBT organizations to better understand their aging populations.

Topics include:

-Culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT seniors
-Why LGBT seniors are less likely to access health and social services
-Best practices, policy and practice areas for increasing inclusiveness and safety for LGBT seniors
-Tools and education to better serve the LGBT seniors
-Health disparities between LGBT seniors and those who are not LGBT
-Exploring judgments and assumptions, myths and misinformation about HIV and AIDS -Recognizing that individuals are entitled to their own diverse opinions and beliefs

The aim of National Resource Center on LGBT Aging's training is to assist organizations and agencies in learning the best ways to create an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for the LGBT older adult population. The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging seeks to improve the quality of services and supports offered to LGBT older adults nationwide. This curriculum is part of the Resource Center's effort to empower and support providers within the aging network and LGBT organizations to make changes to better serve LGBT older adults and ensure that these older adults have necessary services and supports to successfully age in their communities.
source: lgbtagingcenter.org

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