GOSHH (Formerly Red Ribbon Project) will be offering training in Clare between September and December of this year. This will be held in 4 different locations throughout County Clare. This training is supported by Clare Local Development Company.
The workshop is entitled “Developing skills for working with those individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and their families” and will take place on the following dates:
September 15th, 9am – 1pm
Kilrush Family Resource Centre, Toler Street, Kilrush
October 13th, 9am – 1pm
Ennistymon Community Centre, Parliament Street, Ennistymon
November 10th, 9am – 1pm
Clare Local Development Company, Unit 12 Westgate Business Park, Ennis.
December 1st, 1pm – 5pm
Who is this training for?
Teachers and other professionals, both in education and support services, including counsellors who work with young people and are based in the County Clare area.
The aims of this training are:
- To provide professional development, to increase the confidence of teachers, support workers, and other professionals working with young people facilitating LGBT discussions in a school or support service.
- To increase the capacity of professionals to support people who identify as LGBT.
- Ensure best practice guidelines and policies are being adhered to.
- Increase LGBT visibility and awareness.
- To complement existing SPHE and RSE programmes.
- Help improve working environments for staff and members of the public by creating an LGBT friendly space.
The objectives of this training are:
- Communicate best practice guidelines when working with LGBT people.
- Facilitate discussion of the language of LGBT both positive and negative.
- Explore and challenge personal values through discussion and workshops.
- Explore what homophobic behaviour and bullying look like and how to support an individual in this situation.
- The training will be provided by the LGBT Support Project Worker, Patrick McElligott, in GOSHH.
- Each training group will have up to 20 participants.
- There is no fee for attending this workshop.
- All participants must work in the Clare area. Any participants who register for this training and is not based in County Clare will be unable to attend the workshop.
GOSHH (previously Red Ribbon Project) has a 25 year history of working in the fields of Gender, Orientation, Sexual Health and HIV awareness and support. Counselling, one on one support, peer support, training, education and advocacy are also available in the project. Patrick McElligott, LGBT Support Project Worker works specifically in LGBT education and support.
To confirm your place on this training please complete the attached application form as places are limited. This training is being delivered with the support of Clare Local development Company. Please circulate this to anyone you feel may be interested in this training.
Please note that this training is only for teachers and other professionals, both in education and support services, including counsellors, who work with young people in the Clare.
If you require further information please feel free to contact Patrick McElligott, LGBT Support Project Worker on 061 314354 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org