We’re thrilled to announce that we are launching our inaugural MMAA Rainbow Shield training sessions on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM ET. The online LGBTQ cultural competency training is a unique opportunity for military and veteran service providers and advocates to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge base.

All participants will receive certificates that they can provide to their organization for potential CEU or CPU credit. Participants will also receive digital badges to display on their LinkedIn profile, email, social media, or elsewhere.

The online training opportunities on August 13 include (further details on each level below):

Basic: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Intermediate: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Advanced: 3:30 PM — 5:00 PM ET

Cost:
Basic = $200
Basic + Intermediate = $350
Basic + Intermediate + Advanced  = $450

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BASIC LEVEL
(REQUIRED BEFORE INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED TRAINING)

LGBTQ 101 for Leaders, Advocates, and Service Providers

This training provides a foundation for working with LGBTQ veterans. The learning outcomes for this training include:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and serostatus conversion
  • Demonstrate an understanding of LGBTQ and HIV+ military and veteran experiences in a historical context
  • List specific challenges faced by LGBTQ and HIV+ veterans, including impacts of stigma, discrimination, and policy

The topics to be covered in this training include:

  • History and demographics of the LGBTQ and HIV+ military and veteran community
  • Overview of terminology and common experiences of the LGBTQ and HIV+ military and veteran community
  • Myths and stereotypes that impact how LGBTQ and HIV+ people are seen and treated in society, including how to recognize and see past harmful representations
  • Policies impacting LGBTQ and HIV+ service members, veterans, and their families

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 HIV 101 for Leaders, Advocates, and Service Providers

This training provides a foundation for working with veterans living with HIV outside of the health care context. The learning outcomes for this training include:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what HIV is, including how it is and is not transmitted (serostatus conversion)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of military and veteran experiences for those living with HIV in a historical context
  • List specific challenges faced by veterans living with HIV, including impacts of stigma, discrimination, and policy

The topics to be covered in this training include:

  • Overview of terminology and common experiences of service members and veterans living with HIV
  • Myths and stereotypes that impact how people living with HIV are seen and treated in society, including how to recognize and see past harmful representations
  • Policies impacting service members and veterans living with HIV, as well as their families
  • An overview of major forms of trauma commonly experienced by LGBTQ and HIV+ service members, veterans, and their families
  • Examination of the six tenets of trauma-informed care, with examples of how they have been implemented through MMAA’s work and other organizations we have worked with
  • Application of TIC principles to interactions with LGBTQ and HIV+ veterans and their families, as well as preventive and corrective opportunities to mitigate harm

 

ADVANCED LEVEL

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) for LGBTQ & HIV+ Veterans

This training provides a foundation for understanding and applying Trauma-Informed Care principles. These principles are explored through challenges presented in the previous two trainings. The learning outcomes for this training include:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of various forms of trauma and their impacts on individuals and communities
  • List the six tenets of Trauma-Informed Care and situate them within your work
  • Apply best practices for interacting with and supporting LGBTQ and HIV+ veterans through a Trauma-Informed Care framework using case studies

The topics to be covered in this training include:

  • An overview of major forms of trauma experienced by ALL service members, veterans, and their families
  • An overview of major forms of trauma commonly experienced by LGBTQ and HIV+ service members, veterans, and their families
  • Examination of the six tenets of trauma-informed care, with examples of how they have been implemented through MMAA’s work and other organizations we have worked with
  • Application of TIC principles to interactions with LGBTQ and HIV+ veterans and their families, as well as preventive and corrective opportunities to mitigate harm
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