Health Care and Access for Homeless Transgender Individuals

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning


CEU Course Description

Transgender individuals are at an increased risk of homelessness and face specific health risks.  Therefore, postponing primary or routine care can have serious consequences.  This CEU course provides health care professionals with the knowledge and mastery for accepting the transgender patient into care, educating all staff members on how to do so with respect and understanding, and also considers how to provide the patient with connections to any services not already provided.

Article Author:  The National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the suggestions for practicing trauma-informed care with transgender patients.

2.  Explain personal barriers that transgender individuals experiencing homelessness face when accessing health care services.

3.  Investigate what should be the primary goal among health care professionals working with transgender patients.

4.  Examine how transgender individuals face specific health risks that may lead to or be exacerbated by homelessness.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-11-01

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