Indiana Youth Group -- Supporting LGBTQ youth, Building caring communities
Building caring communities is just as important to supporting LGBTQ youth as anything else IYG does. We want these youth to enter a community that values them. The most important part of changing minds is education…breaking down stereotypes, learning what the words mean, what the LGBT community really looks like and how to be a supportive ally.
IYG offers a variety of community education. We have provided programs on a variety of topics to many different types of groups and in different venues:
- Informal speaking engagements
- Workshops at conferences
- Trainings to professionals (social services, medical, educational, domestic violence)
- Church groups, church youth groups, high school and college classes, juvenile justice and youth services professionals, medical staff, High school professional day,
Topics range from a general LGBT101 to working with LGBT clients in a medical situation. These programs range from half an hour to 3 hours.
Contact us to discuss IYG speaking to your group or designing a training for your school or organization.
FREE Cultural Competency trainings for professionals through Marion County DCS.
The Marion County DCS is offering a 3-hour training to all social service professionals free of charge. These trainings are held at Choices, 4701 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis on the third floor training room. CEUs (2.75) are available upon completion of the training. Register by emailing Amy Foxworthy or calling her at (317) 544-3750. These are the dates for these trainings through June, 2012:
March 20: 9am - noon
April 16: 9am - noon
May 15: 1pm - 4pm
June 19: 9am - noon