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Charlotte LPU – Creating Safe Spaces: Effectively Engaging LGBTQ Clients
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9/10/2016
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
10AM-2:30PM
Where: Waltonwood Cotswold
5215 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC  28211
United States
Presenter: O’Neale Atkinson, MSW
Contact: Amanda Zaidman


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All Charlotte LPU Meetings will be held at Waltonwood Cotswold - 5215 Randolph Road in Charlotte, NC 28211, unless otherwise stated. 

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

10AM-2:30PM 

CE: 4.0 Hours

Presenter: O’Neale Atkinson, MSW

 

Creating Safe Spaces: Effectively Engaging LGBTQ Clients

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the main vocabulary (technical, colloquial, pejorative) used by and about LGBTQ community   
  • Display an understanding of developmental, social, and emotional experiences of LGBTQ persons and the social systems which impact their overall well-being
  • Articulate effective solutions for addressing LGBTQ clients’ needs and issues when accessing clinical services
  • Demonstrate comfort in being able to assess and navigate issues that may arise while working with LGBTQ clients
  • Develop an understanding of the qualities of an ally and the steps towards ally development
  • Make an informed choice about becoming an ally for the LGBTQ community
  • Reflect on personal biases and/or issues about LGBTQ people and direct others to suitable LGBTQ resources 

 

Program

9:50AM                     On Site Check-In

10AM                        Welcome/Workshop

12PM – 12:3PM          Lunch/Networking 

2:30PM                     Closing

 

Presenter

O’Neale Atkinson, MSW, is the Director of Youth Programs with Time Out Youth, Charlotte’s center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 11-20. O’Neale has worked for five years serving the LGBTQ community in Charlotte and is a committed advocate for social justice in regards to creating safe and inclusive environments for all people with regard to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. In addition to developing relevant programming for LGBTQ youth at Time Out Youth, O’Neale is also responsible for providing agency consultations and Safe Zone trainings to other youth serving agencies in Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties. These trainings and consultations are designed to create safe and inclusive environments for all youth and to educate staff on how to effectively engage clients with regard to their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. O’Neale has provided these training and consultations to over 30 local and state agencies and organizations reaching over 1,000 individuals that work directly with youth. Prior to working for Time Out Youth, O’Neale served as the Editor for Q-Notes, Charlotte’s LGBTQ news publication and as the Director of Operations for the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.


Registration: Seating will be limited so reserve your spot early! If you plan to attend this training please register by September 4, 2016.

We have moved to online registration and payment.  Once you pay your money cannot be refunded and it will be your responsibility to find someone to take your spot if you can no longer attend.


The cost of the training is:

Students: $10.00

NASW Members: $20.00

Non Members - $60.00

Non-members rate $15.00 Per Hour

 

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