Best Practices for Affirming Care: Honoring the Lives of Our Clients

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August 16, 2022

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For gender-diverse individuals who have experienced stigma and discrimination during their lives, small mistakes can bring up past negative experiences. These feelings can affect their willingness to seek health care. Providers are responsible for communicating with knowledge and understanding about the health concerns, barriers to care, and other needs that are common among LGBTQ community. This webinar describes trauma-informed care and provides best practices for high-quality healthcare by providing affirming care to clients who experience stigma and discrimination. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize disparities and traumatizing experiences related to existing communication practices and healthcare 
  • Describe various biases and stigmas of providers that serve as barriers to care. 
  • Identify best trauma-informed practices to utilize during patient-client relationships. 
  • Identify strategies to mitigate re-traumatizing clients by utilizing affirmative language and documentation

Faculty: Felicia Bowman, MSW, LCSW, CCTP