• Providing Culturally Responsive and Trauma Supportive Care for LGBTQIA+ Communities


Providing Culturally Responsive and Trauma Supportive Care for LGBTQIA+ Communities

AUGUST 13, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:45pm

Deadline for registration is August 12

2.5 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency professionals in prevention in domain CC and chemical dependency professionals in domain C7.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

Understanding trauma and how traumatic events can impact both individuals and communities is essential when promoting recovery and resilience; and reducing the potential for ongoing harm and re-traumatization through engagement and treatment experiences. This training will explore and increase understanding regarding the impact of oppression and marginalization as trauma for individuals and communities; with a focus on the ways relationships and connection can be used as tools in creating collaborative healing environments. Course participants will also be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Identify and practice the use of affirming language and personal pronouns.
  2. Increase awareness and understanding regarding intent vs impact as it relates to unconscious bias.
  3. Identify new or increased tools of engagement for building rapport, crisis de-escalation, and making referrals.


  • 10:00am – Making Connections.
  • 10:15am – Resistance & Discomfort.
  • 10:25am – Shared Language.
  • 10:45am – Review of Trauma & Prolonged Stress Impact & Nervous System (Individual & Collective) Adaptive Responses.
  • 11:30am – Break.
  • 11:45am – Identity Oppression & Marginalization as Trauma.
  • 12:15pm – Resiliency & Healing/Trauma Sensitive Responses.
  • 12:30pm – Q&A
  • 12:45pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Erin Upchurch, MSSA, LISW-S

Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Erin Upchurch (she/her) MSSA, LISW-S presently serves as the Executive Director for Kaleidoscope Youth Center, an organization that works to serve and support LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults. She is an integrative social work practitioner, a longstanding community leader, and facilitator of conversations centered on disrupting and reducing harm related to the experiences of oppression for marginalized and minority communities. Erin is additionally Adjunct Faculty at the Ohio State University College of Social Work; and as a practitioner specializes in working with youth, families, and communities in the areas of mental health, trauma recovery and resilience; and building collective and individual power.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Register For 8/13 Training Here

Deadline for registration is August 12

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068