The Center of Excellence on Racial and Ethnic Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (YMSM+LGBT CoE) was established to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence based prevention and treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Additionally, the CoE will provide a variety of innovative training and technical assistance resources, including training curricula, webinars, and a website clearinghouse to help providers working with LGBT populations and racial/ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (ages 18-26).
The Center of Excellence is funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in partnership with the National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC & the Northeast and Caribbean ATTC.
LGBT News & Events
Our next webinar will take place on Friday May 19, 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm PDT / 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT. This interactive webinar will provide information on the coming out process and how to support your LGBT clients. Content will include the effects of coming out that an LGBT individual may experience, reasons why an LGBT individual may … Read more
The YMSM+LGBT Center of Excellence hosted a Training of Trainers (ToT) event for Spanish speakers on March 30-31, 2017 in New York. The Center of Excellence is excited to have more trainers available to conduct our new training “A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals (2nd Edition)”.
Last week our National Advisory Board gathered in Rockville, Maryland at the SAMHSA headquarters. We spent a day and a half discussing plans for the future – including upcoming webinar topics in 2017. We look forward to more great things in 2017!