Educational Programs

Educational Programs for Providers

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project is committed to creating a more inclusive, better educated, most affirming Upstate New York -- and a big portion of that mission means we are committed to working with professionals in the Upstate area to develop greater levels of cultural competency and to build a network of support for professionals who serve LGBTQ-identified individuals.
To fulfill that mission, we offer cultural competency trainings to interested organizations, provide resource materials upon request, and hold Provider Training Days in various Upstate towns.
We welcome all open and affirming businesses and providers to apply to list in our Directory of LGBTQ-Inclusive Services. Created in the year 2000, the Directory is designed to assist LGBTQ people in upstate New York in finding community resources and health and human service providers, including adoption providers, attorneys, and medical and mental health  professionals. Each of the organizations and providers listed is either explicitly LGBTQ-affirming, or has agreed to the terms of use that state, "listing in the Directory makes a statement to LGBTQ individuals and couples that they deserve and can expect caring and sensitive service from my/our organization." 
Is your organization interested in receiving cultural competency training? Are you interested in seeking out resources for yourself or for your place of work? Please contact us -- we would be happy to help!
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Last Updated: 4/12/16