Course Description

This course should particularly benefit individuals that are interested in working more effectively with the LGBTQ* identified individuals. The course offers an overview and breakdown of the vocabulary that is currently being used to identify and speak about individuals that fall within the LGBTQ* spectrum.

Relevance to Social Work:

  • Up-to-date terminology used to address individuals in the LGBTQ* community
  • Enhance cultural humility (cultural competence) when working with individuals that identify as LGBTQ*
  • Intermittent quizzes throughout lecture

Objectives & Purpose

  • Be able to list and explain with familiarity the appropriate terminology when addressing individuals who identify as LGBTQ*
  • Be able to explain when it is appropriate to use certain terminology over others based on techniques learned in course
  • Be able to identify and explain the difference between gender identity, biological sex, gender expression and sexual orientation
  • Be able to identify and explain stigmas associated with different individuals in the LGBTQ* community
  • Be able to define ways to enhance interventions when working with LGBTQ* identified individuals

Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/20 to 2/28/2023  Social workers completing this course receive 3-clinical continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in these course will receive continuing education clock hours based on the course description. Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training, and course evaluation.

Find out whether your state or province accepts ACE approval.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    A Practical Overview of the “Rainbow” Acronym

    • Intro

    • Agenda presentation

    • QQ1

    • Stonewall Inn

    • LGBTQ*

    • LGBTQQ

    • IAAP2*

  • 2

    “Rainbow” Acronym: Section One (A)

    • Lesbian

    • Gay

    • Bisexual

    • Transgender

    • Queer

    • Questioning

  • 3

    “Rainbow” Acronym: Section One (B)

    • Intersex

    • Asexual

    • Allies

    • Pansexual

    • 2-Spirited

    • Rainbow_Acronym_Training1.20

  • 4

    “Rainbow” Acronym Section Two (A)

    • Additional Terminology

    • Additional Terminology

    • Additional Terminology

    • Spectrums

    • Spectrum (Example)

    • Social Work Practice

    • Social Work Practice

  • 5

    “Rainbow” Acronym Section Two (B)

    • Cultural Humility

    • Coming Out

    • Gender Roles

    • Ballroom Community

    • Religion

    • Sex Expolitation

    • Health

    • Health

    • Rainbow_Acronym_Training20.40

  • 6

    Additional Readings & Resources

    • Gingerbread Person

    • NCAVP_Intimate Partner Violence Report

    • Gay_and_Bisexual_Men_s_Health_Survey__2013_

  • 7

    Course Closing Requirements

    • "Rainbow" Acronym Quiz

    • Evaluation Form

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