GOSHH: Working with LGBTI+ Young People, Free Professionals Training

GOSHH are providing free training days for professionals who are working with LGBTI+ Young People in the Mid-West.

The LGBTI+ National youth Strategy states that organisations should be addressing the following areas:

  • Discrimination, victimisation, stigmatisation, and abuse.
  • Difficulties coming out to families and communities
  • Limited understanding by professional service providers and broader society of LGBTI+ issues
  • Mental, physical and sexual health challenges
  • In response to this, GOSHH will be providing a number of one day training workshops. The aim of the day is to support professionals working with young people who identify as LGBTI+.

Some of the key learning goals of the day include:

  • Building confidence to facilitate LGBTI+ discussions
  • Increase capacity to support clients/service users who identify as LGBTI+
  • Identify & become familiar with best practice guidelines & policies
  • Learn to identify Homophobic & Transphobic behaviour
  • Build capacity to support individuals who are experiencing discrimination on the grounds of their gender and/or orientation
  • Explore how gender and orientation impacts the experience of individuals in society.

The workshop has elements of facilitated discussion, participatory learning, and personal development. Methodologies include large and small group work, individual reflection, group discussion and audio visual learning aids.

These events are funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth & Tusla Child & Family Agency, under the What Works Initiative and the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many areas of need in our society and has exacerbated the sense of isolation and loneliness for many young people. Research had shown that many young people who are dealing with the stress and changes of adolescence and are coming to terms with their sexual identity are particularly vulnerable to increased feelings of isolation and exclusion.

  • November 22 - Limerick City
  • November 29 - Thurles, County Tipperary
  • December 6 - Ennis, County Clare

A light lunch will be provided as will a certificate of attendance. Please note that is a requirement to attend the full day training event – if for any reason you are unable to commit to the full day please do not reserve a place.

Space are limited and There is a limit to two places per organisation.

For more information and to book a place please visit www.goshh.ie/lgbtitraining

GOSHH will be following all COVID-19 safety protocols in each venue and proof of vaccination is required.

These events are funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth & Tusla Child & Family Agency, under the What Works Initiative and the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
20th Oct, 2021
Region
Mid West
Expiry Date
6th Dec, 2021