Welcome to the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression training.  Please choose one option below and enter the enrollment key in the box at the bottom of the screen. The enrollment keys must be entered exactly as written, including special characters.

  • Option 1: Foster Parent. Your enrollment key is: Foster22#

  • Option 2: Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Employee. Your enrollment key is: Staff22#

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“I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me--they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”

-Veronica Roth

The purpose of this learning opportunity is to enhance your learning around sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). SOGIE is a term that includes all types of sexual orientation and gender identities and expressions.  In this program, the term diverse SOGIE is used to describe youth who are expressing a non-traditional sexual orientation or gender identity, and who need to be supported through their sexual orientation or gender identity exploration with understanding and acceptance. The learning objectives are to:

  • Increase awareness of the complexities of youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S)
  • Strengthen understanding of behaviors that demonstrate acceptance and support of LGBTQ2S youth
  • Enhance awareness of the critical role that family support plays in determining long term well-being outcomes for the youth in your care
  • Learn strategies to help reconcile your value system with the support needs of your youth
  • Enhance awareness of the needs for advocacy for LGBTQ2S youth