Gender and Sexual Diversity Course
 Course ID: 1043133
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: DSHS General Certificate
Course Description:

Gender and Sexual Diversity Course

This one day course course is designed to help participants develop cultural proficiency in working with gender and sexually diverse (GSD) clients and communities.  Participants will explore epidemiological data from Dallas County, Texas, and beyond in order to become familiar with GSD populations in most need of public health and social service interventions.  Participants will explore the complexities of sexual orientation and gender identity as they are experienced in the lives of their GSD clients.  The course will also examine the impact of stigma and discrimination on GSD populations, and strategies for creating safer spaces in our agencies for these clients. In addition, participants will also share information about trends observed with HIV and related diseases, mental health, and substance use among GSD populations, and discuss linkages to care.  Finally, participants will have an opportunity to practice delivering culturally competent interventions by participating in role-plays and discussing case studies.

It is assumed that those who register for this course have basic knowledge of gender and sexually diverse populations, such as definitions related to sexual orientation and gender identity. It is also assumed participants will have basic skills related to counseling, such as the application of Motivational Interviewing or similar client-centered interventions.

Please note that this content will cover a variety of sexually related content. Your decision to attend should be based on training needs relevant to your field of work.


Subject Area(s):
Minority Health / Health Disparities
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Substance Abuse (Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs)
Performance / Quality Improvement
Educators / Trainers
Social Workers
Substance Abuse Professionals
Communicable Disease Staff
Public Health
Case Manager
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Government / Community Leader
Senior Level-non supervisory staff
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies:
Tier One
    Cultural Competency Skills
       Incorporates strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds
       Recognizes the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of public health services
       Responds to diverse needs that are the result of cultural differences
       Describes the dynamic forces that contribute to cultural diversity
       Describes the need for a diverse public health workforce
       Participates in the assessment of the cultural competence of the public health organization
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Texas Department of State Health Services - TB/HIV/STD Unit , HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Laura Gamez
Phone: 5124742166
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User Reviews
(5 reviews)
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Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
February 06, 2014
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July 24, 2013
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June 10, 2013
The information was a good overview of Gender and Sexual Diversity. It was quite a bit of information to take in. The training should be developed into topics.
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
June 07, 2013
I found this to be such an informative experience and took away so much new and valuable information to use in my practice. Thank you so much.
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
May 28, 2013
A 2 day course with CEUs provided would have been even more helpful--It is a huge topic area to cover in one day
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