Sexual, Gender Diversity Training Resource

True Colors, a Connecticut based not-for-profit that supports sexual minority youth, their families, educators and healthcare providers, announces the release of A Sexuality and Gender Diversity Training Program: Increasing the Competency of Mental Health Professionals, co-authored by True Colors Executive Director, Robin McHaelen. The book will be useful for mental health and school nurses.

“This book represents 20 years of my experience in helping child welfare professionals and clinicians develop cultural competency in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth!” McHaelen said about the volume. “It was great working with co-authors Rebekah and Kathy too – they really put the context and meaning around the curriculum!”

 The resource includes 10 complete exercises on CD rom. Chapters include establishing the problem context, historical background, introduction to the training modules and 10 training modules ranging from professional values clarification to creating an inclusive practice to parenting LGBT youth.

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