Education and Training

Our Education & Training department provides cultural competency training, QPR training, Education and services for GSA’s at Utah schools. Seminars, Workshops and other offerings. We also host 3 annual conferences!


Cultural Competency Training

The Utah Pride Center offers LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings to businesses and community groups including educators, caseworkers, health care professionals, mental health professionals, and youth service providers. This training is 101 in understanding the experiences of LGBTQ+ people, and how to work in our homes, places of work, congregations, and communities to improve the lives of members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The training covers basic language, current research and best practices related to the LGBTQ+ community, privilege and daily experiences of LGBTQ+ people including micro-aggressions, intersectionality and multiple marginalized statuses, the experiences of LGBTQ youth and disparities in this group, and resources available in the community.

This 90 minute training aims to provide information within the

Four Stages of Cultural Competency Development:

1

Knowledge

2

Awareness

3

Sensitivity

4

Competency

After the training, participants will have increased familiarity, sensitivity, and understanding of cultural characteristics, history, values, belief systems, and behaviors of LGBTQI+ individuals. Participants will know that cultural differences as well as similarities exist, and practice viewing these without assigning values (better or worse, right or wrong).

Competence occurs when practitioners and agencies integrate and transform knowledge into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes in their workplaces and while providing services.


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The Utah Pride Center offers QPR training. QPR consists of three life-saving skills.

Know how to…

Question… a person about suicide

Persuade… the person to get help

Refer… the person to the appropriate resource

QPR is designed to help you help someone who may be considering suicide.

If you are a professional caregiver, police officer, firefighter, school nurse, teacher, youth leader, counselor, case manager, or paid staff in any of a hundred different kinds of human serve organizations, you will very likely have firsthand contact with suicidal people.


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Supporting LGBTQ+ Students of Color

GLSEN’s recent research reports on LGBTQ+ Youth of Color highlight the importance of school-based supports that address students facing racism as well as homophobia and transphobia. To…
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