Working with LGBTQIA+: Enhancing Skills for AOD Workers

This training is for AOD workers who would like to develop their skills in working with LGBTQIA+ people.

This training will invite you to understand the experiences of LGBTQI+ individuals. We will specifically address issues related to Alcohol and Other Drugs, as well as strategies for engaging with support services. This training will provide both practical insights and in-depth reflections on the tangible, real-life impacts faced by the community.

Location: Online (Your zoom link will be sent to you the day before the training)

Key topics covered:

  • Overview of basic concepts regarding LGBTQI+ people
  • Data and statistics for different LGBTQI+ populations relating to AOD, mental health and access to support
  • Minority stress and incremental trauma
  • Language
  • Social construction of identity
  • Community specific AOD presentations
  • Chemsex/Party and play (PnP)
  • HIV/AIDs
  • What does inclusive practice look like?
  • Current research
  • Reflective practice and case studies

 

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including Peer and LLE workers and workers participating in the AOD Traineeship Program.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as family violence, homelessness, mental health, and AOD workers outside of Victoria. Please ensure you have clearance from your line manager to attend. If you cannot attend,  cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

No-shows will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

Working with Trans and Gender Diverse people: Enhancing Skills for AOD Workers

This training is for AOD workers who would like to develop their skills in working with trans and gender diverse (TGD) communties.

We invite you to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of TGD people, focusing on Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) issues and strategies for engaging with support services. The session will discuss population specific considerations and provide practical insights and in-depth reflections on the real-life impacts faced by the community.

Location: Online (Your zoom link will be sent to you the day before the training)

Key topics covered:

  • Overview of basic concepts regarding TGD people (sexuality =/= gender; pronouns; definitions)
  • Data and statistics for different TGD populations relating to AOD, mental health and access to support
  • Minority stress and incremental trauma
  • Language
  • Social construction of gender
  • Community specific AOD presentations (Chemsex, Party and play (PnP), access to community, hormone therapy)
  • Gender affirmation
  • What does inclusive and affirmative practice for TGD people look like?
  • Current research
  • Reflective practice and case studies

 

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including Peer and LLE workers and workers participating in the AOD Traineeship Program.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as family violence, homelessness, mental health, and AOD workers outside of Victoria. Please ensure you have clearance from your line manager to attend. If you cannot attend,  cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

No-shows will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

Working with LGBTIQ+ people in AOD services

This training will assist participants in building their knowledge and confidence to engage LGBTIQ+ community members in their AOD practice and will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • Individually analyse your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care to LGBTI+ communities
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities that LGBTI+ communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI+ consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Understand the complexity and risk of methamphetamine use for men who have sex with men (MSM) and aim to improve treatment outcomes for this community
  • Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you cannot attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

1-day Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusive Practice in AOD Services

This training will explore working with trans and gender-diverse folks in an AOD service context and will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • Raise their awareness of important language, terminology and lived experiences of people with a trans or gender-diverse identity
  • Understand current research regarding the health and wellbeing of trans and gender-diverse people, including those with intersectional identities
  • Explore the ways in which the AOD comprehensive assessment may provide opportunities to ask clients about their experiences in relation to gender identity, and the impact of stigma, discrimination and transphobia on presenting issues and needs
  • Apply learning to AOD practice using case examples and group discussions
  • Develop strategies to build safe and inclusive services and practices

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you cannot attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

Trans and Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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This training is facilitated by transgender and gender diverse identified trainers and will support you and your organisation to:

  • Build understanding of trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Understand the impact of discrimination on trans and gender diverse people
  • Understand and apply the legislative and legal requirements to respect and recognise gender identity
  • Explore and develop trans and gender diverse policy and practice recommendations
  • Develop strategies to create cultural safety
ABOUT PROVIDER

Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. Thorne Harbour Health Training and Capacity Building aims to develop your workforce and improve sector capacity through training and education, reflective practice, and secondary consultation. We seek to address those issues and barriers impacting access to LGBTI health by increasing understanding and building the capacity of your organisation.

200 Hoddle St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: education@thorneharbour.org
Ph: 03 9865 6700
web: thorneharbour.org
Jun 24
Trans and Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

Build an understanding of trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing, the impact of discrimination on trans and gender diverse people and explore and develop affirmative policy and practice recommendations.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00 am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity
  • Priority Population: LGBTIQ+
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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This training is facilitated by transgender and gender diverse identified trainers and will support you and your organisation to:

  • Build understanding of trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Understand the impact of discrimination on trans and gender diverse people
  • Understand and apply the legislative and legal requirements to respect and recognise gender identity
  • Explore and develop trans and gender diverse policy and practice recommendations
  • Develop strategies to create cultural safety
Provider: Thorne Harbour Health

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

Postponed AOD within LGBTI+ Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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The training content will support you and your organisation to:

  • Individually analyse your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care to LGBTI+ communities
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities that LGBTI+ communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI+ consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Understand the complexity and risk of methamphetamine use for men who have sex with men (MSM) and aim to improve treatment outcomes for this community
  • Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities
ABOUT PROVIDER

Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. Thorne Harbour Health Training and Capacity Building aims to develop your workforce and improve sector capacity through training and education, reflective practice, and secondary consultation. We seek to address those issues and barriers impacting access to LGBTI health by increasing understanding and building the capacity of your organisation.

200 Hoddle St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: education@thorneharbour.org
Ph: 03 9865 6700
web: thorneharbour.org
May 20
Postponed AOD within LGBTI+ Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities whilst individually analysing your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care for LGBTI+ people.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

2:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity
  • Priority Population: LGBTIQ+, Men
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online interactive virtual classrooms delivered via zoom online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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The training content will support you and your organisation to:

  • Individually analyse your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care to LGBTI+ communities
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities that LGBTI+ communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI+ consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Understand the complexity and risk of methamphetamine use for men who have sex with men (MSM) and aim to improve treatment outcomes for this community
  • Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities
Provider: Thorne Harbour Health

Eligibility Criteria

While not mandatory, it is highly recommended to complete Trans and Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training with Thorne Harbour Health prior to enrolling in this training.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible? Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

AOD within LGBTI+ Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

****

The training content will support you and your organisation to:

  • Individually analyse your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care to LGBTI+ communities
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities that LGBTI+ communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI+ consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Understand the complexity and risk of methamphetamine use for men who have sex with men (MSM) and aim to improve treatment outcomes for this community
  • Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities
ABOUT PROVIDER

Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. Thorne Harbour Health Training and Capacity Building aims to develop your workforce and improve sector capacity through training and education, reflective practice, and secondary consultation. We seek to address those issues and barriers impacting access to LGBTI health by increasing understanding and building the capacity of your organisation.

200 Hoddle St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: education@thorneharbour.org
Ph: 03 9865 6700
web: thorneharbour.org
May 09
AOD within LGBTI+ Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities whilst individually analysing your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care for LGBTI+ people.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity
  • Priority Population: LGBTIQ+, Men
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online interactive virtual classrooms delivered via zoom online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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The training content will support you and your organisation to:

  • Individually analyse your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care to LGBTI+ communities
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities that LGBTI+ communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI+ consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Understand the complexity and risk of methamphetamine use for men who have sex with men (MSM) and aim to improve treatment outcomes for this community
  • Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities
Provider: Thorne Harbour Health

Eligibility Criteria

While not mandatory, it is highly recommended to complete Trans and Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training with Thorne Harbour Health prior to enrolling in this training.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible? Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.