Empowering Inclusivity: LGBTQIA+ YouthPrevention and Inclusive Language

Fri Apr 19 2024 at 09:00 am to 12:15 pm

Center for Prevention Services Training Room | Charlotte

Center for Prevention Services
Publisher/HostCenter for Prevention Services
Empowering Inclusivity: LGBTQIA+ YouthPrevention and Inclusive Language
Cultural competence and inclusive approaches to prevention with LGBTQIA+ youth
About this Event


By the end of this training, participants will be able to describe the unique challenges and disparities faced by LGBTQIA+ youth in relation to substance use, demonstrate knowledge of key LGBTQIA+ terminology, and articulate the importance of culturally competent and inclusive approaches in substance use prevention. After completing the training, participants will be able to apply inclusive language and communication techniques effectively, fostering an environment that is safe, welcoming, and affirming for LGBTQIA+ youth. They will understand the significance of using gender-affirming and inclusive language in their interactions with this demographic. Participants will learn to tailor substance use prevention strategies to be more effective for LGBTQIA+ youth, identifying risk and protective factors specific to this population. They will be able to adapt and implement prevention programs that address the unique needs and vulnerabilities of LGBTQIA+ youth while providing support and resources relevant to their experiences.

About the Speaker

Ashley Osborne is an accomplished nonprofit professional, specializing in the fields of sexual health, harm reduction, and substance use prevention, with a particular focus on LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults. With seven years of dedicated service in the nonprofit sector, Ashley brings a wealth of experience to the table, including two years of direct supervision. Ashley has a proven track record in providing training and technical assistance across a spectrum of vital topics, encompassing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, cultural diversity and competence, sexual health, mental health, and harm reduction. Their unconventional yet highly beneficial background, holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, has equipped them with a unique perspective on research and effective cross-platform communication. In addition to their academic achievements, Ashley is certified in Emotional CPR, Rapid HIV testing, and motivational interviewing. In their free time they enjoy reading, spending time with their dogs and partner, and attending community markets where they just can’t help but buy all the little trinkets that call their name.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Center for Prevention Services Training Room, 8307 University Executive Park Dr, Charlotte, United States


USD 15.00

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