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Engaging the LGBTQIA Community

Course Objectives: 
1) Learn the statistics and terminology regarding the population of the LGBTQ+Community in our country.
2) Analyze the history and science behind sexual orientation and gender identity
3) Explore the history of official administrative policy, regulations, and laws that negatively impacted the LGBTQ+ Community within the United States and
4) Comprehend the modern-day crises that the community faces and your role in helping alleviate those issues.

**Recommended as an introduction to all public and private professional organizations with limited to moderate knowledge of the LGBTQIA Community

Deconstructing Gender and the Importance of Pronouns

Course Objectives:
1) Examine the historical and scientific social construction of the male/female gender binary
2) Comprehend the biological and genetic diversity of gender and sex in human beings
3) Dissect notions and concepts related to the fixed to the gender binary system using contemporary examples
4) Engage with introduction strategies, exercises, and best practices in relations to gender diverse peoples

**Recommended for organizations that deal heavily in gender binary based services such as shelters, educational institutions, and clinics

Eliminating Shame through Building Affirmation

Course Objectives:
1) Analyze historical and contemporary concepts of cis-heteronormativity in our society
2) Understand the psychological damage shame inflicts on the development of self-esteem and self-worth when linked to identity
3) Comprehend the direct and indirect psychological development of the actual and ideal self children and youth experience in today's environment
4) Discover individual, institutional, and community strategies to create spaces of empowerment and affirmation

**Recommended for educational, religious, and service based organizations engaging with kids, teens, and young adults

Affirmation as Violence Prevention

Course Objectives:
1) Analyze the statistics regarding the ongoing epidemic of violence (physical, sexual, and psychological) facing the LGBTQIA community
2) Understand the sociocultural attitudes which contribute to the underreporting of violent crimes to local authorities
3) Develop a connection between the epidemic of violence faced by minority communities and majority communities
4) Discover comprehensive strategies, policies, and best practices to reduce and prevent violence against the LGBTQIA community

**Recommended for all institutions serving kids, teens, and young adults in the fields of education, health, criminal justice, and welfare