Cultural competency is the ability of individual providers and institutions to meet client needs by acknowledging diversity, understanding and incorporating client’s cultural values. This workshop begins with an overview of the basic stages of sexual development, and the various identities within the LGBTQ community by way of the sexuality spectra. The workshop will examine the bio-psycho-social health trends within the LGBTQ+ community. In order to identify actions and policies that either hinder or facilitate culturally competent practices regarding their LGBTQ+ clients, this workshop will guide participants through the competency continuum, ranging from cultural destructiveness to cultural proficiency, and explore the building blocks of cultural competency such as cultural sensitivity, and cultural humility.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Outline the stages of sexual development and components of human sexuality.
- Summarize the prevalence of mental and social health issues affecting sexual minorities
- Describe prevalence and impact of provider bias with respect to LGBTQ+ clients
- Identify & define the different stages in the cultural competency continuum
- Identify best strategies to increase quality of care for LGBTQ+ people in the treatment setting.
This course “LGBTQ+ Culturally Competent Care” and the trainer, Tyree Oredien, DrPH, have been approved by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of NJ (APCBNJ). This course, provided by Behavioral Health Matters, approval #403042023REC3 is approved for 3 continuing education credit hours by the APCBNJ. Credentials issued by the APCBNJ, the NJ Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners and the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners recognize such courses. This 3 CE course is approved for social work continuing education hours in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4c12.
CE’s New York Social Workers:
Behavioral Health Matters, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers; provider approval #SW-0443. Social workers attending this Live-Online course titled: “LGBTQ+ Culturally Competent Care” will receive three (3) continuing education contact hours.
Tyree Oredein, DrPH
Since 2005, Dr. Oredein (she/her/hers) has worked with the LGBTQ+ community (and other marginalized groups). Over the course of her career she has developed and delivered LGBTQ+ related professional development trainings to administrators, educators, health professionals, mental health and social service providers, and corporate personnel, among others. Notable recipients include NJ DHS; Division of Child Protection and Permanency; NJ Juvenile Detention Association; National Alliance on Mental Illness; and the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. As a health educator she works closely with LGBTQ+ populations providing behavioral counseling. She served as a Special State Officer on the Healthy New Jersey 2030 Advisory Council under the auspices of the NJ Department of Health. Dr. Oredein is an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University in the Department of Public Health, where she teaches the “Public Health Foundations” and “Ethics & Cultural Competency” courses. Dr. Oredein earned a Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) from Rutgers University. She created Left Turn Village, a public health and social justice company in 2020.