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Keystone Pride logoKeystone Pride Recovery Initiative Trainings

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) received a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services office to help apply some of the work group's recommendations.

We are working in collaboration with Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative and Drexel University to develop cultural competency training and a course for providers on the clinical competencies needed to serve people who identify as LBGTQI. Both site based and web based training will be written and provided.

Two Day Training for Clinicians

Principles and Practice for Clinicians Working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Questioning and Intersex Individuals (LGBTQI) is a requisite for clinicians who provide services to adults and/or youth who desire to better serve persons who may identify as LGBTQI.

In this seminar, we explore common mistakes in therapy; not-so-hidden bias in documentation; suicide and health disparities including psychiatric and substance use risks; and trauma-informed care. Attendees must have at least a verified master's degree and meet the requirements for being identified as a Mental Health Professional as specified in Pennsylvania regulations.

One Day Training Open to All

Creating Welcoming and Affirming Services for Persons Who Are Lesbian, Gay. Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning or Intersex (LGBTQI) is for anyone wishing to become more aware of some of the issues faced by persons represented in the LGBTQI initials.

We explore the effects of language, culture, and power dynamics as well as examine our own attitudes, values and thinking that are conditioned by our own upbringing, acculturation, and knowledge. Our focus is on ways to become more welcoming and affirming to all persons who differ from us and to learn from them how to be helpful as part of a healing community of support.

Questions?

For more information contact: Pat Madigan, Community Outreach Coordinator 800-887-6422 or 717-564-4930 x 113.

Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative Logo Description:

The Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) logo is set on the outline of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shield. In the middle of the shield are the initials "KPRI", the acronym for Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative. Across the top of the image is a line of people in various poses of joyousness, all with their arms in the air. The images of people are in varying shades of the red, yellow, green and blue color palette, representing the colors of the rainbow. In the community the colors of the people in the image represent the colors of the rainbow flag, the flag of the LBGTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) community.