We have training scheduled at the locations below. Click the city/town near you for details and the link to register!

Live Virtual Training

Building Welcoming and Inclusive Recreational Camps for LGBTQ+ Youth - What Senior Leadership Staff Need to Know

$50 | on Zoom | February 28th, 2023

Choose a session: 10:00-11:00 AM or 5:30-6:30 PM

From the basics of terminology to navigating safe and inclusive housing and changing area, this training will provide an overview of LGBTQ+ identities while focusing on camp-specific information such as policies, interpreting rights and laws, navigate privacy and confidentiality needs, and addressing parental concerns.

Building Welcoming and Inclusive Medical Practices

FREE | On Zoom | March 21st, 2023 | Clinical Staff: 7:00-8:30 PM | Non-clinical Staff: 12:00-1:30 PM

"This program is essential to every provider’s ability to care for LGBTQ+ patients. I would like to see it integrated into residency training programs for doctors." - Practitioner participant.

This training will provide up-to-date information on terminology, statistics, and best practices for creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive medical office for transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive youth patients.

Participants will receive a copy of our published Best Practices Guide for medical offices, posters for waiting rooms and exam rooms, patient checklists, resources for parents, transition decision trees, how-to guides, and much more.

Best practices will be covered.

Choose a session tailored to clinical or non-clinical staff:

Augusta

Building Welcoming and Inclusive Programs for LGBTQ+ Youth

$75 | Viles Arboretum | March 30th, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 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

$150 | Viles Arboretum | March 31st, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 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.

Bangor

Building Welcoming and Inclusive Programs for LGBTQ+ Youth

$75 | 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

$150 | 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.

Calais

Allyship Training

FREE | Wednesday, February 8th | 4:00-7:00 pm | Washington County Community College

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.

Machias

Allyship Training

FREE | Thursday, February 9th | 4:00-7:00 pm | University of Maine at Machias

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.

Trescott

Allyship Training

FREE | Thursday, February 9th | 10 am-1:30 pm* | Cobscook Institute

BYO Lunch

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.