Working with Sexual and Gender Minorities LGBTQIA + People. Training for Behavioral Health Professionals Trainer: Robert Sturm, Robert has worked in the areas of health promotion and health equity for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to increase access and quality of medical care and behavioral health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people, Native Americans and other vulnerable and marginalized populations. Description: Understand the identities of LGBTQIA+ people and recent developments in the language they use to discuss their identities and experience. Learn about the behavioral health disparities that affect LGBTQIA+ people, their causes, and what we can do to reduce these disparities. Understand the process of gender affirmation and how you can support clients throughout the process. Provide better support to Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and other Sexual and Gender Minority people.
Certified Peer Support Workers are people who have been successful in the recovery process and help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process.
The NM Behavioral Services Division’s Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement (OPRE) provides training, certification, and support to more than 500 Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSW) in New Mexico. CPSWs are important and influential members of treatment teams, to include judicial settings, medical settings, and treatment settings.
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