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We provide a range of training to assist your organisation in all areas of LGBTI inclusion and affirmative practice, while also providing expertise from staff across Thorne Harbour Health's services. All of our training is evidence-based and backed by best practice research. Our expertise and scope ranges from alcohol and other drug services, counselling, relationship and family violence, trans and gender diverse health, HIV prevention, sexual health, and services for people living with HIV.

WHAT WILL THE TRAINING DO FOR YOU?

Thorne Harbour Health training will assist your organisation to develop greater knowledge, skills and best practice in working effectively with LGBTI people and communities. Our training promotes a safe learning environment, facilitated by LGBTI identified trainers, to enable constructive and empathetic discussions and interactions to take place.

WHERE IS THE TRAINING HELD?

We can travel to your organisation or host your team at our site at 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. We can travel to any location in Victoria and interstate, however some regional and rural areas may incur additional travel fees.

TRAINING FORMAT

Our training typically runs for 1.5 – 3.5 hours with a break. We can customise the training to suit your needs.

Your organisation may also benefit from Secondary Consultation and Reflective Practice Sessions.

SECONDARY CONSULTATION

Thorne Harbour Health staff will be available for one-off ‘case based’ discussions with staff from your organisation via phone, email, skype or face-to-face. Secondary consultation is ongoing.

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE SESSIONS

Sessions are built around a series of structured questions. These are designed to support practitioners to reflect on their own feelings, beliefs, and experiences in a constructive way, whilst identifying existing strengths and competencies they can draw on when developing their LGBTIQ affirmative practice. Sessions are customised according to organisational need and can include modules such as role-playing, facilitated group discussion, clinical supervision, group exercises and supported individual work.

COST

For further information or to book your Thorne Harbour Health training session, email: training@thorneharbour.org

ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE WITHIN LGBTI COMMUNITIES: CULTURAL SENSITIVITY TRAINING
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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

We provide this training for FREE to mainstream health providers who deliver alcohol and other drug services.

LGBTI CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND AWARENESS TRAINING
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The training content offered will support you and your organisation to:

  • Explore the status of LGBTI health and wellbeing
  • 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 and health barriers that LGBTI communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Gain practical knowledge in providing a LGBTI affirmative environment

TRANSGENDER AND GENDER DIVERSE CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND AWARENESS TRAINING
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This training is facilitated by transgender and gender diverse identified trainers. The training content offered 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

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Our training works best when:

  • We have access to a projector and the internet
  • Each participant is comfortable and in their own seat

We are happy to customise training to meet the needs of your organisation. Email training@thorneharbour.org or click below to request training.

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