Understanding and Supporting the LGBTQIA2S+ Community

Feb 10, 2023 09:00am -
Feb 10, 2023 11:30am

Event Description

Understanding and Supporting the LGBTQIA2S+ Community

What is PRIDE? What contributions have LGBTQIA+ people made to our world? What defines the culture? Do you know and understand the history of the Gay Rights Movement? What will happen to gay marriage post-Roe? What does the ‘+’ or the ‘Q’ in the title of this training mean? This training will develop and enrich your knowledge of the LGBTQ+ culture, community and share the history of the struggles faced. We will examine its social movements and advocacy from a historical lens, beginning in the 19th century to present day. We will explore today's political and community environment and learn the 'lingo' to gain an understanding of personal identity development, the coming out process, and the supportive steps you can take to support the community.

Learning Objectives:

1.Learn and understand the language used by and with the LGBTQIA2S+ community to enhance cultural competence and provide an inclusive environment within one’s organization.

2.Develop and enrich your knowledge of the development of an LGBTQIA2S+ identity development, to better inform your professional practice.

3.Learn the history of the LGBTQIA2S+ Community and cultural movement to gain insight into the development and the struggles sometimes faced by members of the community.

4.     Examine personal biases, and social constructs in our daily living and work in the helping professions; and reflect on improving one's personal and professional inclusive excellence.


Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 2.5 Category I Contact Hours, including 2.5 LGBTQ Hours, meeting the DC Board of Social Work requirement of 2 hours of LGBTQ training.



  • Arrival time is 8:50am; Training is 9:00am - 11:30pm EST
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $40
Non-Member       $60



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: February 8, 2023



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Nov 09, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Nov 10, 2022 and ends on Feb 08, 2023.
Late registration starts on Feb 09, 2023.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 2.5 CE Hours
Member Fee: $40.00$40.00$40.00
Non-Member Fee: $60.00$60.00$60.00