Good, Better and Now Best:
LGBTQ Cultural Diversity Understanding –Best practices for Individuals, Families, Organizations and Communities.
Friday, July 29, 12:00 p.m. (EDT) Tune in to WCRD 91.3 (Muncie, IN) and www.WCRD.net (Worldwide)
MUNCIE, IN (WCRD) — Geminus Prevention Services, in conjunction with Northeast Indiana AHEC and WCRD, present this 90-minute educational opportunity program:
A hot topic today in the news, election campaigns, social media and communities across America is the LGBTQ community. But, how much does one really know about this community? This LGBTQ Cultural Diversity program is an opportunity to gain awareness of cultural issues for this often stigmatized population. The program will educate individuals about the LGBTQ alphabet soup, sexual orientation verses gender identity, unique cultural risk factors and available resources. The program is not intended to change anyone’s religious or personal beliefs; however, it is intended to increase awareness, sensitivity and empathy.
After the presentation, participants will be able to:
•Better understand the LGBTQ Acronym
•Recognize difference between Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
•Be familiar with the Coming Out Process
•Understand unique risk factors for Suicide, Substance Abuse and Mental Health
•Recommend culturally-competent resources
Eric Evans, MA, is the Director of Prevention Services for Geminus Corporation. He provides oversight to grant funded initiatives locally, regionally and statewide, which provide services include mental promotion, substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention. Eric is a member of the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council, Lake County Substance Abuse Council, Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council, Lake County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition and the Indiana State LGBT Special Population Committee. Eric’s most important job is the role of father to his three-year old son. He dreams of the day that his family will grow again through adoption to include another child.
For questions, contact Dr. Kevin Nolley, NEI-AHEC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-285-5682.