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Good Training, Good Care: Center kickstarts curricula in LGBT aging

July 2011 | Hilary Meyer

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"Large numbers of LGBT people remain fearful and mistrusting of outside providers, a result of years of discrimination, including that time not long ago when being gay or lesbian was illegal, or classified as a psychiatric disorder."

One of the Resource Center's primary mandates is to train service providers on LGBT aging cultural competency. Partners already training on these issues in their regions became part of a subcommittee, under the lead of the adult-learning training experts at PHI. The Resource Center created comprehensive, standardized curricula to train aging services agencies on how to create an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for LGBT older adults. The Resource Center also offers a separate training for LGBT organizations on aging cultural competency. This article is from the July-August 2011 issue of AgingToday: the bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging.


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Elise Sandoval   September 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM
I am very interested in this population, therefore I am writing my thesis on cultural competency and LGBT elders.

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