Monday, June 16, 2014

National Council Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

National Council Celebrates LGBT Pride Month
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, and to celebrate, the National Council is promoting several resources from SAMHSA to support community providers’ efforts to improve service delivery and outcomes for LGBT individuals.

LGBT Training Curricula for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Practitioners – A list of six training curricula for behavioral health and primary care practitioners to help them assess, treat, and refer LGBT clients in a culturally sensitive manner.

A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children - Offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their LGBT children.

A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender – Informs clinicians and administrators about substance abuse treatment approaches that are sensitive to LGBT clients. Covers cultural, clinical, health, administrative, and legal issues as well as alliance building.

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