AOD use within LGBTI Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training
Presented by Stephen Borg and Nic Robinson-Griffith this workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the unique drivers, complexities and risk factors of problematic substance use for LGBTI communities.
Wednesday 15 July 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm
$220 (payable by credit card only)
This cultural sensitivity workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the unique drivers, complexities and risk factors of problematic substance use for LGBTI communities. Participants will gain a broader understanding of best practice in establishing safe and affirming practices, as well as increase knowledge of the context of substance use for particular cohorts of LGBTI communities. The workshop will also improve participants' confidence and techniques in working with these communities and provide strategies on how to create an LGBTI culturally sensitive workplace.
Who should attend: AOD, community and mental health clinicians, social and youth workers, any health professional working directly with LGBTIQ clients
Stephen works as a trainer and facilitator in Organisational, Management and Community Development. Stephen is the LGBTI+ Project Officer for the Training and Capacity Building team at Thorne Harbour Health – formerly the Victorian AIDS Council, developing and delivering LGBTI Affirmative Practice training to mainstream health and community service organisations in areas involving HIV, mental health, Alcohol and other drugs and inclusive practice. Stephen is an accredited SMART Recovery Facilitator; a Health and Community Services endorsed program to empower people to take control of their addictive or problematic behaviours. He has co-facilitated the ‘Re-Wired 2.0’ Peer Support group.
A qualified, practicing Social worker of ten years, Nic Robinson-Griffith has spent the majority of his practice working in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector. Currently, working as the AOD team leader of Thorne Harbour Health, Nic provides specialist AOD counselling to members of the LGBTIQ+ community, and co-facilitates the ‘ReWired’ therapeutic group. Nic has recently presented ‘Queer Displacements: sexuality migration and exile’ on intersectionality, substance use, and best practice for Australian AOD service workers.