Webinar

Trauma-Informed Care and the LGBTQ+ Community: Understanding the Impact of Psychological Trauma on Healthcare Needs, Engagement, and Outcomes

About This Webinar

In this workshop Meg Hamilton, LCMHC, ATR and Sarah Dunsmore, LCSW provide an overview of trauma-informed care and its importance in supporting the LGBTQ+ community in healthcare and wellness settings. Meg and Sarah share research on both the prevalence and impact of psychological trauma within the LGBTQ+ community as well as provide an understanding of the ways in which marginalization and oppression create psychological trauma through a phenomenon known as minority stress. While this is true for any marginalized community, Meg and Sarah provide information specific to the LGBTQ+ community. Finally, Meg and Sarah provide an introduction to core tenets of trauma informed care and examples of ways to implement these specific to the LGBTQ+ community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define minority stress and understand its role in psychological trauma within the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Name 5 ways in which psychological trauma impacts health and healthcare outcomes for the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Identify the 4 guiding principles of trauma informed care and understand the ways in which these lead to improved healthcare outcomes for the LGBTQ+ community.

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