DescriptionThe training provides an introductory body of knowledge to staff working with or supporting to older people to enable an understanding of the lives, experiences and needs of older LGBTI people, and ensure their practice and services are safe, welcoming and inclusive.
During this training, participants will
Be introduced to descriptions of sex, gender and sexuality
Understand the impact of historical discrimination and be introduced to an evidence base of the experiences of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and intersex prejudice, and their impacts on the health, wellbeing and visibility for older LGBTI people and barriers of access to care and support as they age
Be introduced to frameworks, strategies and tools (which includes aged care legislative reforms and program) to improve cultural safety for LGBTI consumers and staff.
The session is largely didactic with some interactive aspects and opportunities for participants to ask questions and participate.
- Andrew Roger (Lead Educator) — Val’s LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care, Rainbow Health Victoria
- Pauline Crameri (Co-ordinator) — Val’s LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care, Rainbow Health Victoria
This training is targeted at people working in Adult and Older Person's Mental Health.
Older persons mental health
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Lifespans: Older Persons