Resources

The following resources were created by the Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity.

LGBTQ+ Trauma-Informed Care Infographic

In conjunction with the release of the webinar recording, Translating Trauma-informed Care Principles into Practice with LGBTQ+ Clients, the Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity has created a new infographic on the six principals of trauma-informed care adapted for use with clients with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

COVID-19 and Its Impacts on the LGBTQ+ Community

To provide appropriate care to LGBTQ+ populations, behavioral health providers need to know the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on their quality of life. The statistics included in this infographic provide insight into the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and people of color during the pandemic. The data encompasses access to mental health and medical care, employment loss, and financial difficulties.

The Holiday Checklist for LGBTQ+ People

Holidays can be challenging times for LGBTQ+ folk. It is a time when families
traditionally get together and engage in family and religious rituals. For LGBTQ+ folk

whose families are not affirming, it may mean making a choice between being with your

family of origin, being with a family of choice, or celebrating alone. This checklist contains some tips
to navigate the holidays from some of our LGBTQ+ experts.

Things to Consider When Your LGBTQ+ Clients Plan to Attend Family Gatherings

Holidays, weddings, funerals and other family gatherings can be challenging times for
LGBTQ+ clients. It is a time  when your clients may traditionally get together and engage in family and religious rituals. For LGBTQ+ people whose families are not affirming, it may mean making a choice between being with their family of origin, being with a family of choice (friends and loved ones), or being alone. This document contains some tips to help you to prepare your LGBTQ+ clients navigate family gatherings.

The following resources were created by the partners of the CoE LGBTQ+ BHE.

Eating Disorders in Gender Diverse Youth: Guidance for Primary Care Providers

Gender diverse youth are at increased risk for body image concerns and disordered eating. It is important that primary care providers be able to address these concerns using a gender-affirming approach. This webinar recording, from the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, reviews how eating disorders may present in gender diverse youth and how best to provide care simultaneously for gender dysphoria and disordered eating.

Health Disparities Among Black Gay Men at the Intersection of Race and Substance Use Disorders

This recorded webinar, from the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, examines the impact of health disparities at the intersection of substance use disorder (SUD) and race, among black gay men. Already bearing the burden of HIV, SUD can be devastating to a community already struggling to find resources. By bringing awareness to this subject, we can begin to shift attention to meet the needs of an oftentimes overlooked community.

Public health departments, stakeholders, and community-based organizations have novel opportunities to engage specific populations with mechanisms that prioritize value and emphasize impact. This interactive presentation provides evidence-based research findings and rich discussion to raise awareness of this public health threat among Black gay men.

The CoE LGBTQ+ BHE has complied a databse of resources on serving LGBTQ+ youth and families in systems. This database is being continuously updated. Please send any resources you’d like us to include to lgbtqequity@ssw.umaryland.edu.

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