LGBTQI+ Cultural Responsiveness Training
As LGBTQI+ people age and need supportive services to meet their aging goals, many of them question whether it is safe to share with their providers that they are LGBTQI+ due to stigma they have witnessed and experienced over their lifetimes.
The Visibility Matters training helps care providers gain the tools needed to create a safe place for LGBTQI+ people to be their authentic selves so that we can meet their unique needs. The training provides information about how to be more aware, sensitive, and responsive to LGBTQI+ older people and their families.
Visibility Matters is an excellent training for long term care facilities, medical professionals, senior centers, in-home care providers, case managers, or anyone serving older people in Pima County. Trainees can expect to learn:
- Historical context regarding the strained relationship between LGBTQI+ people and community institutions
- The complex impact additional identities, such as race and ability, have on health outcomes, financial resources, and personal supports
- The specific vulnerabilities of LGBTQI+ older people as it relates to end of life planning, palliative care, hospice care, and memory care
- The importance of making your organization’s efforts visible and welcoming
- How to provide the best support and resources to LGBTQI+ older people as they age
Visibility Matters is designed to be a two-hour training, with some flexibility to accommodate the needs of specific audiences. To learn more or schedule a training, contact Sarah Bahnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.