Human Services for Low Income and At Risk LGBT Populations

$36.00 | CE Hours:12.00 | 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.

Article Author:  The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the 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.  Investigate factors that promote resilience for LGBT youth.

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

5.  Discuss 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.

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Added On: 2016-01-06

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