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Serving LGBTQIA+ Children and Families in the Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team Process

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This course will provide an overview of affirmative practices for all multidisciplinary team professionals supporting and serving LGBTQIA+ children, youth and families when responding to child abuse and maltreatment. 

This training is appropriate for law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, child protection workers, forensic interviewers, mental health professionals, medical providers, advocates, community liaisons, and youth serving professionals that may interact with LGBTQIA+ children and youth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss considerations for engaging meaningfully with LGBQTIA+ victim/survivors and their families in the MDT process, including work with non-supportive parents and caregivers.
  • Increase understanding of LGBTQIA+ culture, including the issues that affect the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Recognize how LGBTQIA+ victim/survivor’s experiences with systems providers and polyvictimzations can affect interactions child abuse professionals may have with LGBTQIA+ victims and their families.
  • Offer tools for professionals to examine current practices and suggestions for practice to create more affirmative interactions and environments for LGBTQIA+ children and families.

This training is being offered to professionals in and residents of Minnesota free of charge under a grant funded by MN OJP.

Date Created: March 13, 2023