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SAMHSA's HRC is excited to announce a training opportunity in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Designed to advance best practices among service providers and communities working with youth experiencing homelessness who self identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Two-Spirited (LGBTQI2-S), this training is only open to the first 80 registrants!


WHAT: SAMHSA, through the Homelessness Resource Center (HRC), is excited to announce a new training opportunity designed to advance best practices among service providers and communities working with youth experiencing homelessness who self identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Two-Spirited (LGBTQI2-S).

 

WHERE: The HRC has identified four cities around the country to participate in this learning opportunity. The Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless has been selected as a site, and will be hosting a FREE TRAINING at Presbyterian Health Services (PHS) Learning Center at the Presbyterian Administration Center (PAC) at 2501 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, NM.

 

WHEN: Friday, August 26, 2011. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the training will start at 9:00 a.m.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Our goal is to bring together community agencies and providers to participate in a dialogue on effective strategies for working with youth experiencing homelessness who self-identify as a gender or sexual minority. Service providers* will receive training in best practices and foster a communication plan for on-going learning and support within your community.

 

REGISTRATION: Registration for the each is open to only 80-participants. In order to reserve your seat, please contact Diana Ghattas at dghattas@center4si.com for a registration form.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Karyl Weldon (karylweldon@abqhch.org or 505/767-1178) at the Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless or Diana Ghattas (dghattas@center4si.com) at the Homelessness Resource Center.

 

The Homelessness Resource Center is funded through a contract (HHSS280200600029C) from the Homeless Programs Branch, Division of Services and Systems Improvement, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

 

*Service Providers: Healthcare providers, mental health practitioners, behavioral health specialists, case managers, homeless service providers, shelter and drop-in center staff, outreach workers, LGBT community advocates, community policing liaisons, and anyone wishing to learn more about serving LGBT youth experiencing homelessness.


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