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What We Offer

We offer the following training courses

  • Understanding the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People
  • Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT Young People
  • Understanding LGBT Legislation Requirements
  • Challenging Homophobic Bullying in Schools
  • LGBT Domestic Abuse Level I: Exploring the Dynamics and Impacts of LGBT Domestic Abuse
  • LGBT Domestic Abuse Level II: Supporting LGBT People Experiencing Domestic Abuse
  • Bespoke Training and Delivery

 

Understanding the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People

An introductory course to provide an awareness of the needs of LGBT people, and the discrimination and life challenges faced by LGBT people in Scotland today.

Who should attend?

Individuals with little or no previous knowledge or experience of LGBT issues.

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • Increased their awareness of the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people
  • Reflected on the nature of homo/bi/transphobia and heterosexism and consider ways in which to challenge discrimination.
  • Increased confidence to mainstream and take forward LGBT equality.

 

Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT Young People

The session will allow participants to identify and discuss how homophobia, biphobia and transphobia can affect the emotional, mental, and physical health of LGBT young people. The session will allow participants to identify and discuss the issues surrounding life for LGBT young people as well as practical ways to make services more inclusive.

Who should attend?

Individuals from a health background who have existing knowledge of LGBT issues or have received previous training on LGBT awareness.

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • A more detailed knowledge of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic prejudice and discrimination.
  • The opportunity to explore and discuss organisational and personal strategies for dealing with different forms of discrimination.

 

Understanding LGBT Legislation Requirements

Over the last 10 years, there has been a lot of positive legislation passed in Westminster and Holyrood protecting the rights of LGBT people.  This course will introduce some of this legislation, and equip participants with the skills to understand their responsibilities to include and support LGBT people.

Who should attend?

Individuals with a policy or inclusion role, with existing knowledge of LGBT issues.

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • Examined the timeline of legislation for LGBT rights and understand why this legislation is necessary.
  • Understanding of legal requirements to include and involve LGBT people.
  • Understanding of transgender terminology
  • Developed personal action plans to better include and empower LGBT people
  • Demystified common transgender myths

 

Challenging Homophobic Bullying in Schools

“Links to practice were particularly useful – action planning for individuals
services and organization” (training participant).

This session will use LGBT Youth Scotland's toolkit on challenging homophobic bullying to examine the manifestations and effects of homophobic bullying on young people.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals with little or no previous knowledge or experience of LGBT issues
  • Individuals who work with young people.

 

This training course is best suited to participants who work in schools or in an educational setting.

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • A greater understanding of the different expressions of homophobic bullying.
  • More confidence in challenging homophobia and ways in which to support
    LGBT young people.
  • The opportunity to develop best practice approaches to challenging homophobic bullying and supporting and including LGBT young people.

 

LGBT Domestic Abuse Level I: Exploring the Dynamics and Impacts of LGBT Domestic Abuse

“Exercises were well presented and thought provoking” (Barnardo’s employee).

This level one training course in an introduction to LGBT domestic abuse exploring the unique aspects and support implications for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. It will include practical ways in which to make your service more inclusive and accessible for LGBT young people. You should have some prior knowledge of domestic abuse before enrolling on this session.

Who should attend?

Individuals who have previously attended any domestic abuse training. Individuals who work with young people, especially young people from rural or semi-rural areas.

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • An increased awareness of the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
  • An opportunity to reflect on the nature of homo/bi/trans phobia and heterosexism and consider how this impacts on LGBT people's experience of domestic abuse.
  • An understanding of the dynamics and impacts of LGBT people's experience of domestic abuse and understanding of the barriers that LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse may face in relation to accessing help and support.
  • Explored homophobia and heterosexism and its impact on LGBT people's experience of gender based violence and made the links between VAW and violence against LGBT people as gender based violence.

 


LGBT Domestic Abuse Level II: Supporting LGBT People Experiencing Domestic Abuse

This training course is best suited to participants who have already attended LGBT Domestic Abuse Level I training and wish to learn practical ways to support LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse and making their service more inclusive of LGBT people. This course will also introduce the legislative framework in relation to transgender people's rights to support services and provide examples on how organisations can embed the values of equality and diversity into their policies and programmes.

Who should attend?

Service providers working in the area of domestic abuse or gender based violence.
Individuals who have attended LGBT Domestic Abuse Level I (or similar). Decision and policy makers.

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • Explored the additional needs and experiences facing LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Had an introduction to guidance around access to services for trans women.
  • The opportunity for personal action planning on how to involve LGBT young people at a strategic level.
  • Explored best practice on better including LGBT people in your service.

 

Bespoke Training and Delivery

LGBT Youth Scotland can also work with organisations to identify their specific training needs, and then tailor training design and delivery to address these.
Our training service aims to be as informal and interactive as possible and we always aim to meet participants at their level of understanding and knowledge.

As an example, the key learning objectives of our LGBT Awareness training module are to:

  • Build confidence and competence when addressing LGBT issues.
  • Promote the inclusion and integration of LGBT issues in day to day services and the working environment.
  • Create an awareness of the institution’s own values and attitudes.
  • Develop good practice to promote inclusive and positive citizenship.

 

The LGBT Domestic Abuse Project also offers bespoke training to organisations looking to fit their specific needs. To discuss bespoke training and for a quote contact
info@lgbtdomesticabuse.org.uk or call our Project Officer on 0141 552 7425

For further information: Healthy Relationships and www.lgbtdomesticabuse.org.uk