In-Person Training Opportunities

Fierce Pride offers in-person training on LGBTQ+ culture, communication, and health disparities. Session can vary in length, and can be customized to particular settings and topics. For more information and scheduling, contact Alex Ross-Reed. NMCAP offers training and consultation to healthcare and behavioral health providers and organizations, schools, and others who want assure that their programs or organizations are welcoming to LGBTQ people and are able to provide quality care or services to this population.  We offer trainings around the state that are open to state and private employees and are also able to schedule special trainings for organizations or groups that have a significant number of individuals to train.  Topics we can cover include: Making your Facility Welcoming; Sex and Gender 101; Health Disparities that Affect LGBTQ New Mexicans; Improving your intake and history forms; Clinical issues affecting LGBTQ patients, etc. For questions about NMCAP and its programs, please contact Robert Sturm at NMCAP@ or (505) 670-7900.
Rainbow Family Counseling offers LGBTQ affirmative training for mental health organizations, clinicians and staff, community organization’s staff and volunteers, local, state and national conferences, psycho-educational sessions for families going through LGBTQ transitions and clinical therapy for the LGBTQ community. For scheduling and pricing contact Nandi Baldwin, MA, LMHC 505-550-1407 Aging with Pride Project: Trainings for senior care providers on the unique issues facing LGBT elders. We have a team of Ambassadors who have been trained and are available to offer educational presentations to providers of services to older adults. For booking contact, or 505-916-1787. Transgender 101: 1 hour training that covers basic terms, definitions and concepts. It will also cover how to begin to be a good ally to transgender and gender non conforming people.Transgender 201: 2 hour training that covers more topics in greater depth and can be tailored to the type of environment that the training is held in. If you have questions or would like to schedule a training, please contact Adrien Lawyer at adrien@ or at 505-440-3402.

Online Training

Click here to watch 41- minute training video Click here for the Resource Guide “I am Me” is an educational training video that explores the challenges our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc. (LGBTQ+) young people face and how adults can be supportive allies. The video begins with the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and then explores the challenges that LGBTQ+ youth face through personal stories from young people and adult advocates in New Mexico. The video ends with youth sharing how they need to be supported and a checklist on how to participate in acts of allyship for LGBTQ+ youth. “Acknowledging Sex and Gender” is an online course that helps clinic staff and providers create a welcoming environment for transgender people. All webinars sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center are available on-demand for viewing. CME/CEU credit is also offered for on-demand webinars. Topics include: Addressing Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQ People, Collecting and Reporting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data: Stories from the Field, Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health: Prevention, Wellness, and Empowerment, Providing Mental Health Care for Youth with Non-Binary Gender Identities, Reaching LGBTQ Communities and Engaging them in Health Care, and many more. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of online training options in LGBTQ patient-centered care to meet the training requirements of the HEI through The Center for Affiliated Learning (the CAL).  The CAL is an award-winning, all inclusive learning and training center available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The eLearning courses available through The CAL are engaging and interactive self-paced learning courses that contain audio narration, interviews, video vignettes, custom graphics, and thought-provoking interactions.  These courses are developed in collaboration with nationally recognized subject matter experts and offer CME/CEU credit.  Each series contains two or more courses that are typically 30-40 minutes long.
(interactive online training) LGBTQ people use tobacco at nearly twice the rate of the general population. Health care professionals can learn tools to help ask, advise, and refer patients to cessation resources. Health care professionals who enroll in this course will gain the knowledge and skills to address tobacco use with patients, including the specifics risks and consequences of tobacco use on the body, how to deliver a tobacco intervention in less than three minutes, effective communications techniques for addressing tobacco with patients, and how to make referrals to New Mexico Tobacco Cessation Services and other appropriate resources. This training is CME-Designated Activity (1.00 prescribed credits).