Learning Resources — Behavioral Health

Providing Trauma-Informed Care at Health Centers for HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men

This brief offers health centers an introduction to providing trauma-informed care for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The overall aims are to help health center staff understand the disproportionate prevalence of trauma and stress-related disorders among HIV-positive MSM, recognize the relationship of trauma to overall health and decreased engagement in primary care among HIV-positive MSM. This brief will also outline the promising practices in trauma-informed care to improve engagement of HIV-positive MSM in behavioral health and primary care.

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Behavioral Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) People

In many ways, LGBTQ people have similar behavioral health care needs to the general population. For many LGBTQ people, however, living as a stigmatized minority can cause undue stress, leading to mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and unhealthy coping behaviors, such as substance use disorders or high-risk sexual activity. This module discusses behavioral health disparities faced by LGBTQ populations, explains how these may differ across LGBTQ subpopulations, and discusses evidence-based clinical practices in LGBTQ behavioral health care.

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Addressing Opioid Use Disorders among LGBT People through Trauma-informed Care and Behavioral Health Integration

Dr. Keuroghlian will describe the epidemiology of opioid use disorders in the LGBT population, while identifying LGBT subpopulations at increased risk. He will then discuss best practices in addressing opioid use disorders among LGBT people.

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQ People

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In part one of this two part webinar Jessica Flaherty will introduce new terms used to explore the ways in which oppression (racism, homo/bi/trans-phobia, sexism, heterosexism, cisgenderism) impact health outcomes for LGBTQ patients. She will also consider dominant group identity and oppressive behaviors, while identifying anti-oppressive best practices that support healthy outcomes for LGBTQ patients.

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Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions, and Resources

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According to a recent national survey, LGBT people experience domestic violence at least as commonly as heterosexual women, contradicting common misperceptions that men cannot be victims of abuse, and women cannot perpetrate abuse. In this webinar, Cara Presley of Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program, will explain the unique characteristics of same-sex domestic violence as well as the benefits of screening LGBT patients. Participants will learn to identify barriers that LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence face when accessing health care, legal protection, and safe shelters.

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Assessment and Care for Transgender Clients in the Setting of Severe Mental Illness or Trauma

In this talk, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian will help participants assess, diagnose, and treat transgender clients with co-occurring severe mental illness or posttraumatic stress symptoms, in the context of the adverse effects of everyday discriminatory experiences.

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