The Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Leadership Group formed by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites you to attend a free training session on mental health cultural competency and transgender individuals. The training will be held July 19 at the Lake Austin Center, 3001 Lake Austin Blvd., fourth floor, from 10-11:30 a.m.
Lydia Martinez, a certified peer support specialist at San Antonio State Hospital, and Shane Whalley, the education coordinator at UT-Austin’s Gender and Sexuality Center, will share information about language, history, and barriers important to many transgender-identified individuals. They will address challenges for peer support specialists in meeting the needs of those individuals and holding agencies accountable for culturally competent engagement with transgender individuals and communities. Drawing on key national reports and resources, as well as individual experiences, they will provide a better understanding of people who often are marginalized in many service settings.
Peer support specialists, mental health service providers, consumers, family members, policy makers, advocates and the public are invited to attend this 90-minute session. Marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, social workers and certified peer specialists are eligible to receive free continuing education units (CEUs).
Space is limited. Click here to complete the registration form. Please forward this invitation to interested colleagues.