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Issues Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations

Course #: 06-224

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

This beginning level course was developed using information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is designed to give an overview of pertinent health issues facing LGBT populations.  Physical and behavioral health factors are addressed as well as schools of thoughts and theories on gender development.  Finally, key terms and definitions along with research findings relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are discussed.

CE Course Objectives

1. Outline current behavioral and physical health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations.

2. Identify terms and definitions related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and the need for prevention specialists and healthcare providers to understand these terms.

3. Give a brief overview of various theories and schools of thoughts about how people develop, accept, and express their gender identity.

4. Discuss current research findings and research limitations related to the needs, experiences, and health status of LGBT Americans.

5. List substance abuse-related resources, other LGBT health-related resources, and LGBT advocacy, education, research, and services resources that are available to assist LGBT populations.

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