Trauma Informed Care Across the Lifespan for LGBTQI+ Individuals
Gerard Lawson, PhD; Jyotsana Sharma, PhD; and Brandy Smith, MAEd
Trauma does not discriminate, and yet LGBTQI+ individuals experience trauma and violence at higher rates than straight and cis individuals (Roberts, Austin, Corliss, Vandermorris, & Koenen, 2010). Moreover, there is potential for treatment providers to re-traumatize clients. This session will explore challenges facing LGBTQI+ clients, and introduce how trauma informed care strategies can support clients and avoid re-traumatization. Further, strategies for helping to position LGBTQI+ clients for progress in counseling and potentially for post traumatic growth will be explored. Applications and strategies for clients across the lifespan will be presented.
1.Learn to create an LGTBQI+ affirming environment.
2.Understand the types of trauma common among LGBTQI+ students.
3.Review trauma informed skills to incorporate into your practice.
1 NBCC Hours; 0 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 1 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours