Understanding Compounded Risks: Providing Effective Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC

Course Description:
LGBTQ youth and young adults are disproportionately affected by the risks that arise from the compounding of issues such as oppression stemming from racism and sexism, harassment, victimization, violence, homelessness, family rejection, cyber bulling, etc. These, as well as other forms of trauma, can often lead to substance abuse. Understanding these elements, as well as the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status on youth development, self-identification, coming out, and community supports is essential to providing effective mental health and substance abuse services to LGBTQ youth and young adults. This training will provide mental health and substance abuse professionals with the knowledge, skills, and resources that will enable them to work effectively with LGBTQ youth and young adults.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between sexual orientation and gender identity/expressions, and identify terminology currently used.
  2. Articulate the intersections of racism, heterosexism, homophobia, and sexism that can impact individuals recovering from substance use disorders.
  3. Identify and promote protective factors for sexual minorities.
  4. Identify knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for gay affirmative practice.
  5. List local and national assistance resources for high risk youth and young adults.

Presenter Bio:
Philip McCabe is an NJ Certified Social Worker and Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist in the areas of Compulsive Gambling, Alcoholism, Tobacco, Drugs and Sexual Addictions. He has worked full time as a Health Educator through UMDNJ, and now Rutgers University, since 2000. He has planned, and delivered professional development seminars for addiction professionals, nurses, public health professionals, counselors, social workers and other health providers. Mr. McCabe contributed to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s, “A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals” as a principal writer.  In 2009, he was selected as a Master Trainer for the SAMSHA/CSAT Addiction Technology Transfer Center Curriculum on LGBT Clients. Mr. McCabe has served on the Board of Trustees of NJCASA, the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Governor’s Advisory Council Against Sexual Violence Prevention and Public Education Committee.

Date:   February 26, 2016       Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Branchburg, New Jersey
Registration and continental breakfast will take place between 9:00-9:30a.m.
The workshop will begin promptly at 9:30a.m.

9:30-10:00am             Welcome and introductions
Icebreaker group exercise
10:00-11:00am           Why LGBTQ Affirmative Treatment
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)
11:00-11:10am             Morning Break
11:10-12:00pm            Sexual Identity Development
12:00-1:00pm            Lunch on your own
1:00-1:40pm              Intersectionality of SOGIE & Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Religion,                                                  and other Minority Status
1:40-2:10pm               Video:  To Treat Me You Need To Know Me
2:10 – 2:20pm            Afternoon Break
2:20 – 4:00pm          Discussion / Case Review
National and Local Resources

Target Audience:  Social Workers, Counselors, Case Managers, Nurses, and Administrators. This course is appropriate for intermediate level participants.

Continuing Education Credits: FAMILYConnections, Provider #1252, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. FAMILYConnections maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB ACE Approval Period: 01/10/2014 – 01/10/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.5 clinical and 3.0 social and cultural competency continuing education clock hours.

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #34 Course #633. Social workers will receive the following credit: 2.5 hour(s) Clinical Social Work Practice and 3.0 hour(s) Social and Cultural Competency for the approval period starting 01/20/2016 and ending 01/20/2018.

FAMILYConnections, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6604. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Counselors will receive 5.25 CE hours.  FAMILYConnections is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

In accordance with ASWB guidelines, all participants must sign in and sign out and complete a course evaluation in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given to those arriving late or leaving early. Certificates will be awarded to participants after they have signed out at the completion of the course.

Directions, Parking, & Facilities Information: For general directions, please click here. Detailed directions and parking information will be sent to registrants in a confirmation email.

For information on nearby lunch options, please click here.  There is also a small cafe on-site at RVCC.

If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Niki DeVonish, Coordinator, at 973-323-3454 or by email at ndevonish@cultureconnectionsnj.org

Priority & free registration will be open to staff of DMHAS-contracted mental health and substance abuse agencies and self-help centers until February 12, 2016. After February 12th, public registrations will be accepted based on space availability for a $35 fee.  Course fees include materials and continental breakfast. Cancellations must be made by February 22, 2016. Refunds will be not be issued for registrations cancelled after February 22nd.

Registration for this training is full and has been closed.
To register for the WAITLIST, please click here.

Grievances: Please contact Niki DeVonish, Coordinator, at 973-323-3454 with any grievances.

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