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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Karyl Weldon (email@example.com or 505/767-1178) at the Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless or Diana Ghattas (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.