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LGBTQ+ Continuing Education Courses

At Free State Social Work, we provide great online LGBTQ+ continuing education courses for social workers, counselors, and therapists!

All of our courses are $5.99 per credit hour. We also offer an unlimited package! One year of unlimited courses is $74.99 and two years are $124.99.

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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course offers guidance and positive strategies for mental health promotion and suicide prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ youth.  The course highlights affirming environments, professional competence, culturally competent care, risk and protective factors, and sources of joy.  Tips and advice from LGBTQIA2S+ youth and adults are shared, and the importance of involving LGBTQIA2S+ youth in the development of programs is emphasized.  The course includes the HRC Glossary of Terms for help with terminology.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Unfortunately, this course is not available in CE Broker for Florida professionals.
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Mental Health Outcomes in Transgender and Nonbinary Youths Receiving Gender-Affirming Care (1 credit hour)

This course highlights a scientific research study.

Program Summary:  This course explores changes in mental health outcomes for transgender and nonbinary youth during the first 12 months of gender affirming care.  The course highlights a research study of TNB youth receiving care at Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic, assessing for changes in depression, anxiety, and suicidality.  Findings showed mental health improvements for TNB individuals receiving gender-affirming care during the first year.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.
Unfortunately, this course is no longer available in CE Broker for Florida professionals.

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Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth (3 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course explores current research and evidence-based practices for supporting and affirming LGBTQI+ youth.  The course describes behavioral health concerns and stressors for gender diverse youth and offers client-centered approaches for youth and their families.  The course highlights the importance of ensuring access to gender-supportive and gender-affirming care while emphasizing the harms of SOGI change efforts.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.
Unfortunately, this course is no longer available in CE Broker for Florida professionals.

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Advance Care Planning Experiences Among Sexual and Gender Minority People (1 credit hour)

This course highlights a scientific research study.

Program Summary:   This course explores the advance care planning experiences of sexual and gender minority people and highlights the results of a qualitative research study.  Three main themes are discussed:  1. Fear of discrimination limits disclosure of SOGI and affects selection of clinicians 2. Concerns about whether EOL preferences and appointed MDMs would be supported and 3. Most discussions about EOL preferences occurred without clinicians.  Potential barriers to advance care planning for SGM people are identified.  Results and conclusions are given.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists.

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Working with LGBTQ+ Families in Foster Care and Adoption (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:   This course examines supportive practices for working with LGBTQ+ families in foster care and adoption and offers guidance for building trusting and successful relationships. The course describes the advantages and challenges of engaging, recruiting, and helping LGBTQ+  families and aims to strengthen cultural competence for child welfare professionals.  Suggestions for creating a welcoming and affirming agency are given.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Institutional Change and Transgender Employment- Cultural and Ethical Issues (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course discusses transgender employment discrimination, related ethical implications, and why advocacy is needed.  Important legal cases are examined, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Bostock v. Clayton County.  The course highlights ethical standards from the NASW Code of Ethics, including engaging in social and political action (macro level); practicing non-discriminatory practices (mezzo level); and promoting the well-being of clients (micro level).   The course provides an overview of what it means to be transgender with guidance on how to be a good ally.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate, levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.

Unfortunately, this course is no longer available in CE Broker for Florida professionals.

Participants who complete this course will receive 2 continuing education clock hours. 1 of these clock hours is Ethics and 1 of these clock hours is Social and Cultural Competence.

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