Learning Resources — Behavioral Health

Health at the Intersection of Sexuality, Gender, and Disability

At the intersection of LGBTQIA+ identities and disability status, patients face increased health disparities and increased barriers to care. This webinar will focus on the unique needs of disabled, mad, chronically ill, and neuro divergent LGBTQIA2S+ patients, helping health care providers and centers to provide support for overcoming challenges in access to care, including how to provide culturally responsive care, and how to manage and advocate for affirming and accessible referrals when additional services are needed.

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Body Image, Perception, and Health Support for Older LGBTQIA+ Adults

This National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) webinar will examine the relationship between body image, perception, and healthy movement for overall health and diabetes prevention, particularly for older LGBTQIA+ adults. Expert panelists will present approaches for supporting LGBTQIA+ patients with their health goals as they age, provide strategies for developing LGBTQIA+ and body-affirming and inclusive environments for older adults, and share best practices for connecting older LGBTQIA+ patients to appropriate and affirming services aimed at improving health outcomes.

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Body Image, Perception, and Health Beyond the Binary

This webinar is designed to improve the capacity of health centers to meet the needs of non-binary patients, particularly through the understanding the relationship of body image and perception to health for people with gender identities and expressions beyond the binary. Participants will learn affirming language and terminology, including foundational concepts to understand the unique healthcare needs of non-binary people, and gain strategies for creating a welcoming and affirming environments for all patients.

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Mental Health Care For LGBTQIA+ People

In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian will address the intersections of mental health and HIV. 

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Trauma-Informed Care

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Potter and Samara Grossman discuss components of trauma-informed care for transgender and gender-diverse clients.

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Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Sarah reviews areas to cover when conducting an assessment of mental health and readiness for gender-affirming surgery referral letter requests. The session is presented through a lens of social justice, and from the perspective of providing trauma-informed and gender-affirming care. Aspects of the client-provider power differential and gatekeeping role are discussed. Participants will learn what questions to include in the assessment and how to ask clients such questions in order to support clients' goal(s) for gender- affirming surgeries, and identify insurance-based eligibility criteria for emotional and practical readiness for gender-affirming surgeries.

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Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Adults

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In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes.

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Decolonizing Gender: How Mental Health Providers Can Break Out of the Binary

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients.

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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents

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In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Henin covers behavioral health care approaches for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Pre-Conference – Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse patients

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In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes.

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