Welcome to this LGBTQ Cultural Competency CLE!
This page has all of the resources necessary to complete the on-demand, self-guided 1-hour credit. A centralized folder of all necessary materials, including additional reading and resources, suggested next actions, and the reflection form required to receive credit for the CLE training, can be accessed through this Google Drive folder.
This free training covers the following topics:
- Cultural competency: why it’s important; serving LGBTQ clients matters; some of the challenges facing this community.
- LGBTQ terminology: important concepts and commonly used terms to understand for working with LGBTQ clients.
- Creating a welcoming and arming environment: barriers that LGBTQ clients face in accessing legal services, and how your office can help mitigate or overcome them; intake interview examples; pronoun tips.
- Intake and case handling best practices: guidelines for how to conduct intakes, maintain records, and handle cases for all clients in a way that is respectful of LGBTQ communities, and that honors every client’s sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.