Trainings by OUT Maine

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Multiple Locations in ME

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Bangor | Calais | Machias | Trescott 

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Calais, Trescott, Machias

Allyship Trainings in Downeast Maine

This training is designed for anyone who works with youth. It will provide a foundational understanding for those who are new to working with LGBTQ+ youth, as well as updated and in-depth information for those who are looking for a refresher. During this training participants will review: terminology and pronoun usage; risk and protective factors, supporting transgender and gender-expansive youth, student rights, intervening in harmful behavior, creating inclusive forms, and navigating facility needs. This training is based on our published Best Practices for LGBTQ+ Inclusive Programming.
This training will be held at locations in Downeast Maine. Choose from below.

Washington County Community College, Calais

Wednesday, January 25th, 4-7 pm*


*Snow Date February 8th

Washington County Community College
One College Drive
Calais, ME 04619

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Cobscook Institute, Trescott

Thursday, January 26th, 10 am – 1:30 pm* FREE

*Snow Date February 9th

BYO Lunch

Cobscook Institute
10 Commissary Point
Trescott, ME 04652

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Presented in collaboration with:

University of Maine at Machias

Thursday, January 26th, 4:00-7:00 PM* FREE

*Snow Date February 9th

University of Maine at Machias
116 O’Brien Avenue
Science Building Room 102
Machias, ME 04654

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Building Welcoming and Inclusive

Programs for LGBTQ+ Youth

Bangor Public Library

March 8th, 2023

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This intensive training is designed for anyone who works with youth. Participants will gain an understanding of LGBTQ+ terminology and issues, risk and protective factors, and current laws and rights. We will discuss best practices regarding pronoun usage, inclusive forms, and how to build welcoming, safe, and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth.

Best Practices for Working with

LGBTQ+ Youth & Families

For Mental Health Providers

& Other Direct Support Professionals

Bangor Public Library

March 9th, 2023

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

This day-long training is for mental health providers, case managers, residential workers, school nurses, social workers, and any professional providing direct support for youth. This training is broken into four sections – an introduction of terminology, risk and protective factors, laws and rights, and an overview of best practices, followed by extensive sections focusing on the provider, direct support of youth, and navigating family systems.

This training is trauma-informed, strength-based, and offers CEUs. This training will be co-facilitated by Maura Oaks who is an LCPC and OUT Maine’s Mental Health Coordinator, and August Sender who is OUT Maine’s Training Coordinator and who has direct experience navigating the mental health services in Maine as a non-binary transgender individual.

Lunch, refreshments, and training materials will be provided. Attendance of the previous day’s half-day training, or extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ youth is recommended – but not required – for this training.

Thank you for seeking out ways to better support and affirm LGBTQ+ youth. Since 2015, OUT Maine has been a national leader in providing engaging, informative trainings to professionals who interface with LGBTQ+ youth. Our interactive trainings are inclusivity-focus and trauma-informed, and are offered by experienced, informed members of the LGBTQ+ community and are geared to anyone seeking professional development or continuing education opportunities and credits, as well as those looking for current best practices within the field of inclusivity and youth development. 

We train anyone who impacts the lives of queer and trans youth and works within the space of social and emotional learning (SEL). We are particularly expert at working with clinicians and social workers (LCSW); counselors, teachers and others in schools and other educational settings; summer camps; etc. OUT Maine’s professional trainings can be taken for continuing education (CEU) credits, and printable certificates of completion are available after each module.


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