GOSHH: Free Training Event - Working with LGBTI+ Young People

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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 & Youth Affairs under the What Works Initiative and the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.

GOSHH is running a number of workshops across the Mid-West for professionals working with LGBTI+ Young People. Spaces are limited and booking is advisable via the links below.

Monday October 14
Hotel Woodstock, Ennis, County Clare
Booking: www.goshhennis.eventbrite.ie

Monday October 21
Hayes Hotel, Thurles, County Tipperary
Booking: www.goshhthurles.eventbrite.ie

Monday November 4
Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick
Booking: www.goshhlimerickcity.eventbrite.ie

Monday November 25
Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, County Limerick
Booking: www.goshhnewcastlewest.eventbrite.ie

Monday December 2
Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick
Booking: www.goshhlimcity.eventbrite.ie 

The timetable for the workshop is:

  • 09.30 Registration
  • 10.00 Event Starts (promptly)
  • 11.15 Coffee Break
  • 13.00 Lunch 
  • 14.00 Start of afternoon session
  • 15.15 Break
  • 17.00 End of event

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 where possible a wait list will be in operation. There is a limit to two places per organisation.

For more information please contact Patrick McElligott, LGBT Support Project Worker - lgbt@goshh.ie or Cillian Flynn, Operations Manager - operations@goshh.ie

These events are funded by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs under the What Works Initiative and the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.


Mid West

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