Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Training: Improving Services to LGBT Older Adults

The WVU School of Social Work in partnership with the WV Bureau of Senior Services and SAGE Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders is offering a day-long training:

Improving the Quality of Services and Supports Offered to LGBT Older Adults by Aging Network Providers

November 7, 2014
8am-5pm
Monongalia General Hospital Conference Center, Mylan Room, Morgantown, WV
Approved for 8 Social Work hours,7.5 LPC hours,9 Nursing hours, and 8 Gerontology Practitioner Certificate hours (4 hours Social Policy and Aging and 4 hours Psychosocial Processes and Mental Health)

Cost: $85 (early bird rate of $76.50 by October 10, 2014)

Kathi Boyle, Coordinator of Older Adult Services at PERSAD Center in Pittsburgh, PA will be the trainer for the workshop. Ms. Boyle is a certified trainer through the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging www.lgbtagingcenter.org/
*Participants will understand the culture, specific health risks, and health disparities impacting the elderly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) population.
*Participants will learn how to expand and change current policy and practice areas to ensure safety, quality and inclusiveness of services for this population
*Completion of the training includes agency listing in a searchableonline database for LGBT consumers at www.lgbtagingcenter.org/training/agencies.cfm

For more information or to register, go to http://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce and click on the Registration Form link. You'll need to fill in the information about this particular workshop, the form is generic for all the workshops offered this year.

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