We’re thrilled to announce that our next MMAA Rainbow Shield training session will be on Thursday, April 16, 2020, 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 a certificate certifying CEUs or CPUs.

The April 16 online training opportunities will include (further details on each level below):

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

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

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BASIC LEVEL

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
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