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S21-700 Providing Culturally Appropriate Care for LGBTQ Persons of Color

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

700 Professional Growth & Development |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Randall Leonard, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



Nearly 1 in 10 Washington DC residents identify as LGBTQ, a figure nearly twice as high as any state in the union. Of the LGBTQ population in DC, 43% identify as a person of color. This seminar will explore the unique demographics of DC’s LGBTQ communities of color, the colonial legacy of gender and how it impacts Black and indigenous residents. Participants will also explore the barriers to seeking and receiving services, and best practices for bridging gaps in access to care. Join social worker Randall Leonard, LCSW-C (they/them/theirs) to explore client-centered techniques to reach, connect, and serve this large and diverse group of clients in a variety of health care

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Agenda & Learning Objectives


01:15 Registration
01:15 - 02:30


  • Introductions & Learning Objectives
  • Washington D.C.: An Examination of LGBTQ People of Color
  • LGBTQIA+ - Labels and Terms
  • Colonization and Gender
02:30 - 02:40     Break
02:40 - 04:30

Lecture (Continued)

  • Conceptual Framework
  • Effecrive Interventions
04:30 Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the strengths, challenges and needs of LGBTQ people of color in Washington DC and DMV region
  • Explain how to engage and support queer and gender diverse ethnic minority community members “where they are”
  • Identify three specific tactics to create a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ clients of color

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after April 2, 2021 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3.0} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive {3.0} continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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