Trainings & Workshops

LGBTQ Wellness staff are available to facilitate a number of training courses and workshops. Our training courses are professionally developed, nationally recognized evidence-based programs. Workshops are interactive educational sessions independently developed by LGBTQ Wellness staff.

Training Courses

Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training provides you with the skills you need to become more comfortable reaching out and providing initial help to someone who may be struggling or in crisis.

This training is available as a one day course (8 hours of curriculum per day) and a 2 day course (4 hours of curriculum per day).

Youth Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to support young people who may be experiencing mental illness or substance use disorders. This training is similar to Mental Health First Aid, but contains an added focus on normal adolescent development and provides more hands-on experience using the Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.

This training is available as a one day course (8 hours of curriculum per day) and a 2 day course (4 hours of curriculum per day).

Understanding Gender, Attraction, & Expression (GAE) Beyond the Binary: Understanding GAE is a 6 hour course that provides a foundation of knowledge on sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, intersectionality, inclusive language, & SOGIE data collection. The course was developed in partnership with the Q Corner, a program of Santa Clara County’s Behavioral Health Services Department. 

This training is available as a one day course (6 hours of curriculum per day) and a 2 day course (3 hours of curriculum per day).

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): QPR is a 2-hour gatekeeper training for suicide prevention. QPR will help you to recognize the warning signs of suicide, get help for someone in crisis, and offer hope.

Workshops

  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, & Expression (SOGIE 101)
  • Workplace Best Practices: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Employees/Colleagues
  • LGBTQ+ Community and Mental Health Care
  • Taste of Mental Health First Aid

We tailor all workshops to meet your organization’s needs. If you don’t see the training or workshop opportunity you were looking for, please feel free to contact us at LGBTQWellness@fcservices.org, or use the form below, and we’ll work with you to develop curriculum based on your needs.