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Date(s) - 10/14/2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Cultural competency to enhance LGBTQIA+ safety, wellness, health, and recovery: A public health model to prevent violence and create a safer, healthier New Jersey.

Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC


Friday, October 14, 2022 from 9am – 12:30pm

The Center for Public Health Workforce Development at the Rutgers School of Public Health provides training to improve the safety and wellness of LGBTQIA+ people. To prevent sexual violence, risk and protective factors at the individual, relational, community, and societal levels must be understood. The training addresses protective factors, including providing a safe space as a key element to help prevent sexual violence. Training will be tailored to meet the needs of the sponsoring agency or community group and is provided virtually. Providers and public health professionals should be aware of LGBTQIA+ health disparities. Suicide is the leading cause of death for LGBTQIA+ people ages 10-24.

Additionally, those that identify as LGBTQIA+:

  • Are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization
  • Are more likely to experience violence both by someone well-known to the victim and at the hands of a stranger,
  • Are twice as likely to experience mental health issues in their life
  • Have more than double the rate of depression than the heterosexual population, and
  • Are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs than the general population.

The CDC states, “the perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.” CDCs goal is to prevent sexual violence from happening.

The objectives for the training to prevent sexual violence and understand risk and protective factors at the individual, relational, community, and societal levels are:

  • Differentiate between sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and related terminology.
  • Recognize the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, age, class, and other subcultures within the LGBTQIA+ communities and the impact on therapeutic treatment.
  • Identify risk, protective, and treatment factors related to violence prevention.
  • Create a plan for Safe Spaces that are affirmative for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Identify potential treatment targets specific to those who experience gender-related issues


About the Presenter Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC, is a Health Educator for Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Workforce Development, and an adjunct instructor at the Rutgers School of Nursing. Phil is a Certified Social Worker, Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist in the areas of Compulsive Gambling, Sexual Addiction, Alcoholism, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. He directs the LGBTQIA+ Violence Prevention and Community Engagement Initiative.

3 Psychology CEs are available.

Cost: – Members $0
– Nonmembers $5
– Members with 3 Psychology CEs $10
– Non-members with 3 Psychology CEs $25

Certificate of attendance available upon request



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