The proactive support that is available for children and young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or trans in most schools today goes far beyond what it ever did in our childhood, and young people are now teaching us about this area of their life. Despite this, they remain highly anxious about the potential reaction of others, peers and adults alike. As a foster carer, you may not have had the opportunity to learn about LGBT identification, the changing landscape, preferred language and what might be perceived as a fast-growing area of diversity which is seen as a passing phase or trend! This course will explain what we mean by the L.G.B. and what we mean by the T. which are distinct in their definitions but similar in terms of the oppression, prejudice and discrimination which is often experienced.
Together we’ll explore:
- The history and prevalence of young people who identify as LGB (QI+)
- What we can all do to promote and support these young people to build resilience and develop a strong sense of self
- The history and prevalence of young people who identify as Trans
- The spectrum of queer identity and how the expression of gender has evolved over recent years
The cost for the session is £95 per delegate.
Book directly with CLFS here: LGB and Trans Awareness
Or if you are a NAFP member, email [email protected] with your promo code to be booked on with the discount applied.