Course Description: This course is intended to help gain a better understanding of the victim services provided to LGBTQ victims of crime throughout the United States. The focus of this course is on the crimes of hate violence and intimate partner violence against LGBTQ people. This course confirms that gaps in services for LGBTQ victims of violence exist and shows the need for culturally competent service provision through LGBTQ and mainstream service providers’ collaboration. These gaps in services compromise the safety of LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.
Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Mitru Ciarlante, and Kim Fountain, PhD
Content Publisher(s): National Center for Victims of Crime and National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Ms. Ciarlante has more than 25 years of leadership experience in programs advocating for child and youth victims, which includes creating a comprehensive children's advocacy program model, starting a statewide children's advocacy task force, establishing peer education programs, and organizing a statewide youth activist network. Ms. Ciarlante is chair of the Research and Best Practices Committee of the Vision of Hope Fund of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. She is an advisor to the Teen Dating Violence Research Project of the National Institute of Justice and to the Portland State University Situational Prevention Model for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Research Project.
Dr. Fountain is the executive director of Pride Center of Vermont, a statewide center that celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for LGBTQ Vermonters. Prior to this, she was the deputy director of the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project in charge of community organizing, public advocacy, and client services. She earned a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in Anthropology.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.