At Risk and Low Income LGBTQ Human Services for Social Workers

$18.00 | CEU Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

 

CEU Course Description

The social and legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States is changing rapidly.  This CEU course provides the results of an assessment of research needs related to human services for LGBT people.  The assessment aims to determine what is known and what needs to be learned in the areas of socioeconomic characteristics and risks among LGBT populations, their current participation in human services, and strategies for serving these populations effectively.  This course defines and concentrates on low-income LGBT populations and programs to support economic security; LGBT populations and the child welfare system; and LGBT youth and programs to support them.

Author:  Burwick, A., Gates, G., Baumgartner, S., and Friend, D.  (2014, December).  Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: An Assessment of the Knowledge Base and Research Needs.  OPRE Report Number 2014-79.  Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Retrieved from:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/human-services-for-low-income-and-at-risk-lgbt-populations-an-assessment-of-the-knowledge-base-and-research-needs

 

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Give three suggested training topics for caseworkers, foster parents, and other caregivers.

2.  Explain the issues that services to support permanency for LGBT youth may need to specifically address.

3.  Summarize three factors that promote resilience for LGBT youth.

4.  Distinguish the characteristics of child welfare agencies that may lead to services and referrals that are inadequate or inappropriate for LGBT youth.

5.  Conclude what was identified by the Institute of Medicine as a primary source of barriers to accessing health care for the LGBT populations.

6.  Describe the subgroups of bisexuals that appear to have higher poverty rates than their heterosexual counterparts.

 

CEU Outline with Main Points

1.  Low-Income LGBT Populations and Programs to Support Self-Sufficiency

a.  Poverty and economic vulnerability among LGBT populations

b.  LGBT populations' receipt of benefits for low-income people

c.  Strategies for providing self-sefficiency services to LGBT populations

2.  LGBT Populations and the Child Welfare System

a.  Young LGBT people and the child welfare system

b.  LGBT adults and the child welfare system

3.  LGBT Youth and Services to Support Them

a.  The demographics and well-being of LGBT youth

b.  Homelessness and pregnancy / STI risk among LGBT youth

c.  LGBT youths' interactions with homelessness and sexual health education services

d.  Strategies for providing homelessness and sexual health education services to LGBT youth

 

 

Date Added: 2017-12-28

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