At Risk and Low Income LGBTQ Human Services for Social Workers

$30.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

The social and legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States is changing rapidly.  This CE 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.

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CE 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.


CE 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



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 offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2017-12-28

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