In this webinar, Sannisha Dale, PhD, Ed.M and Tfawa Haynes, MSW, LICSW discuss complex and interrelated individual, interpersonal and structural factors that impact the health outcomes of Black LGBTQ people.
Learning Resources — Webinars
In this webinar, Xavier Quinn will explore the dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) when LGBTQ individuals are involved. This includes exploring tactics of abuse that are unique to LGBTQ communities and the culturally-specific needs of LGBTQ survivors. This webinar will also share best practices for working with LGBTQ survivors of IPV and culturally-specific resources.
In this webinar, Sarah Eley, LICSW will discuss the process of providing mental health assessments for transgender and gender diverse people who are seeking a letter(s) of referral for gender affirming surgeries. Guidance will be provided on the steps within an assessment as well as considerations for administrative systems which can ease the process. The webinar will also address the presence of the power differential and providing assessments from a gender informed and affirming perspective.
In the second part of the series, Dr. Cahill will address ways to provide health care to LGBT patients while acknowledging Social Determinants of Health and describe steps that health centers can use to address trauma of LGBT people experiencing health disparities and stigma. The webinar will also address policy solutions that support LGBT people and reduce vulnerability to health disparities.
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- Introduction to LGBT Health
Transgender people have unprecedented access to medical care, but pervasive health disparities persist. Widespread discrimination in health insurance, employment, housing and education, and barriers to obtaining accurate identity documents continue to undermine the health of transgender people. Health care providers play an important role in connecting patients to needed legal services. This can be effectively accomplished through integrated services of a medical-legal partnership that specifically meets the needs of transgender patients.
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In this webinar, Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Policy at The Fenway Institute, will address social determinants of health (SDOH) that can increase the vulnerability of LGBT people to health disparities. These include poverty, homelessness, housing, discrimination, minority stress, incarceration, health care, and education.
Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, discusses increasing rates of sexually-transmitted infections in the United States, and how these infections disproportionately burden LGBTQ people. In addition, transgender women and gay and bisexual men continue to face high burdens of HIV infection. This clinically-focused webinar will highlight state-of-the-art approaches to HIV and STI prevention for LGBTQ people, ranging from well-established interventions such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and vaccinations to novel strategies, including antibiotic post-exposure prophylaxis for STIs.
In this webinar, Dr. Keuroghlian will discuss behavioral health care needs for transgender adults and best practices, including adaptation of a minority stress framework in clinical practice, treatment for depression and anxiety, addressing substance use disorders, implementing principles of trauma-informed care, and considerations related to suicide prevention. The webinar will also address the role that behavioral health clinicians play in the gender affirmation process.
In this webinar, Jane Powers discusses health disparities and risk factors among sexual minority women and how lack of culturally affirming care impacts health outcomes. She also highlights strategies that can be used to address implicit provider bias in care for sexual minority women.
Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Director of the National LBGT Health Education Center and Lisa Krinsky, Director of the LGBT Aging Project discuss how suicide is a national epidemic and one that impacts the LGBT community significantly across the lifespan. In this presentation they address some of the bio-psycho-social underlying issues, risk factors, interventions and resiliency.