Introduction

Rainbow Network offers introductory four-hour programs and more extensive six-hour programs that include frameworks for understanding sex, gender, and sexuality, and help participants to better understand how the health and wellbeing of young LGBTIQ+ people are impacted by discrimination.

Both sessions provide a foundational understanding of inclusive practices that can be implemented by youth work professionals and organisations.

Who's it for?

This program is suitable for all staff and is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of professionals who support or may come into contact with young LGBTIQ+ people, including youth workers, health and mental health professionals and teachers.

It’s recommended that people from all areas in an organisation receive at least the four-hour training.

Syllabus

Breaking down the binary — Introduction to LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice in youth work settings

The four-hour session teaches participants about inclusive practice and ways of working so they can begin to apply these within their organisation.

Participants will:

  • Look at frameworks for understanding sex, gender and sexuality
  • Explore studies into the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ young people
  • Begin to analyse their current work practice and the ways their organisation can become more inclusive for young LGBTIQ+ people
  • Start to identify and apply tools and strategies to improve services and outcomes for LGBTIQ+ young people, both as an individual and an organisation

Healthy Equal Youth — Applying LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice in youth work settings

This full day training includes additional content and skills that can be applied to encourage LGBTIQ+ inclusion across individual work practices, and within the systems of an organisation.

Participants will:

  • Look at frameworks for understanding sex, gender and sexuality
  • Explore studies into the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ young people
  • Learn frameworks for embedding LGBTIQ+ inclusive practices in their own work and across their organisation
  • Learn to analyse their current work practices and the ways their organisation can facilitate LGBTIQ+ inclusion
  • Practice identifying and applying tools and strategies to improve services outcomes for LGBTIQ+ young people, both as an individual and an organisation

Past Participants

Anglicare

“Very digestible yet thorough content. Easily understandable for people with limited knowledge, yet engaging for someone who has some knowledge/experience. Covered such an incredible breadth of information. Presenters worked/engaged well with each other.”

— anonymous attendee

Hope Street Youth and Family Services

“The mix of both the theoretical perspective with the voice of young people and very concrete examples of how to make our services inclusive was very valuable.”

— anonymous attendee

WAYSS

“Excellent opportunities for discussion. Great resources. Created a safe space, enjoyable and engaging.”

— anonymous attendee

Location

This program is run on-site, which means we come to your workplace to run the session.

Want to know more?

Please fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.
Online Enquiries

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Jami Jones

Manager, Education and Engagement

Send a training enquiry

Please note this form is an expression of interest only, after submitting this form our staff will be in touch to confirm your request.