Category: Events

Join us for our next webinar – Identity Development and the Coming Out Process

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 or may not disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity, and health issues for which individuals experiencing rejection have a higher risk.  The webinar will conclude with provider considerations when working with LGBT & YMSM clients.

Please join us for this webinar facilitated by Lena Thompson, MPH from the National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC. We will also be joined by Joe Amico, Amy Shanahan and Dana Rogers!  

Click here to register!

TOT in Los Angeles

We hosted our fourth TOT event in Los Angeles, California on February 1-2, 2017!  We are excited to have twenty new trainers able to deliver trainings on behalf of the YMSM + LGBT CoE!

To learn more about our trainings and to schedule one please email btoeser@ucla.edu.

YMSM Pre-Conference Workshop

The YMSM + LGBT COE held a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Universal City, California at the Hilton Universal Hotel.

Workshop attendees participated in a new training entitled, “Engaging and Retaining Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) in Culturally Responsive Services”.  This course is a full-day training, which is intended for any providers who have contact with YMSM individuals (including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, state, local and county government employees, primary care providers, public health practitioners, prevention specialists, community based organizations, teachers and counselors).  The curriculum consists of five modules, beginning with an introduction to key terms and concluding with treatment considerations.  The other modules address culture, minority stress and related health issues.

By the end of the workshop participants were be able to:

  1. Define cultural competence, humility, proficiency and identity and incorporate practices that engage and retain YMSM in care.
  2. Define minority stress and explore its impact on the physical and mental health of YMSM & LGBT people.
  3. Identify two factors that might contribute to substance use among YMSM clients.

The Integrated Care Conference also featured and LGBT track.  To learn more please visit: Integrated Care Conference 2016

 

 

Questions?  Please email Brandy at btoeser@ucla.edu !

 

Penny Lane Center’s 8th Annual EDGY Conference

The EDGY 2016 Conference will take place on November 18, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.  This meeting has a something for everyone – whether you are a professional that works with LGBTQ youth, a parent, or an advocate that wants to learn more about how we can all better empower and support LGBTQ youth and families.

Please visit the conference website to read more and register!

http://www.edgyconference.com/