Trauma has a pervasive impact on an individual’s mental health, particularly if an individual lives within a community also impacted by trauma. Black and Latino gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are exposed to disproportionate rates of trauma, ranging from verbal harassment to physical violence, including sexual assault. Traumatic events may relate to both their racial and sexual identities. It is important for health and human services to be trauma responsive at all points of entry into care and to take steps to avoid re-traumatization of clients as they access services.
This training will help health and human service providers to recognize trauma in their clients and to take steps towards providing trauma-informed care.
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
Prerequisite: This course will cover some advanced material. Prior training on trauma or working with Black and Latino gay men is recommended but is not a strict requirement.
Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM