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“I am Me” is an educational training video that explores the challenges our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc. (LGBTQ+) young people face and how adults can be supportive allies. The video begins with the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and then explores the challenges that LGBTQ+ youth face through personal stories from young people and adult advocates. The video ends with youth sharing how they need to be supported and a checklist on how to participate in acts of allyship for LGBTQ+ youth. More resources for training found here: I_Am_Me_Resource_Guide
This training is great for any adult who works with LGBTQ youth.
NMCAP hosts an annual HIV internship program. Interns receive training in HIV and related social issues and are placed with local HIV Service Organizations for 101/2 months where they get hands on experience doing HIV testing and education and working on programs to support People Living with HIV. Participants receive a small stipend and a lot of practical experience that can help prepare them for future employment and educational opportunities. Recruitment begins on April 1 and runs until a full team is in place. Training begins in mid-August and the program concludes on June 30.NMCAP offers training and consultation to healthcare and behavioral health providers and organizations, schools, and others who want assure that their programs or organizations are welcoming to LGBTQ people and are able to provide quality care or services to this population. We offer trainings around the state that are open to state and private employees and are also able to schedule special trainings for organizations or groups that have a significant number of individuals to train. Topics we can cover include: Making your Facility Welcoming; Sex and Gender 101; Health Disparities that Affect LGBTQ New Mexicans; Improving your intake and history forms; Clinical issues affecting LGBTQ patients, etc.For questions about NMCAP and its programs, please contact Robert Sturm at NMCAP@yahoo.com or (505) 670-7900.http://www.nmaidspartnership.org/