FREEBIE FRIDAY: 3 FREE online courses to help make your lactation practice more inclusive

Are you trying to make your lactation practice more inclusive? Or perhaps you’re interested in learning more about LGBTQ communities in general, best practices when working with the LGBTQ population, collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data and/or effective interventions regarding LGBTQ healthcare.

If so, then it’s your lucky day because Rainbow Health Initiative is offering 3 FREE online courses through its e-learning program. You can read more about it here.  While it’s not specifically lactation-related, you can definitely take the knowledge and apply it towards your lactation practice. Thank you Rainbow Health Initiative!

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FREE 4 Part Webinar Series: “Respectful Care & Support for LGBTQ Clients & Colleagues”

nurses in the know

As lactation specialists and those aspiring to be, it’s essential that we’re trained to offer respectful care, encouragement and support to everyone who needs our help and to be sensitive to individual needs. Check out this FREE 4 part webinar series on providing “Respectful Care and Support for LGBTQ Clients and Colleagues.”
Information below taken directly from email webinar announcement:
The International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre is pleased to partner with members of the Rainbow Nursing Interest Group to provide an informative webinar series on Respectful Care and Support for LGBTQ Clients and Colleagues. This series will consist of 4 interrelated webinars – each session will build and expand on the content contained in the previous sessions. The webinars will be archived following each session.
Part 1 – Introduction to LGBTQ culture and terminology
Jan. 14, 2015 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Part 2 – Reflecting on personal attitudes and values
Feb. 4, 2015 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Part 3  – Every space a positive space
Feb. 25, 2015 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Part 4  – More on supporting trans clients and colleagues
March 25, 2015 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Respectful Care and Support for LGBTQ Clients and Colleagues Webinar Series
Participant Objectives:
  • Increased understanding of the historical oppression of LGBTQ people in Canada and its effect on health and wellness
  • Reflection on personal attitudes in order to create increased empathy and sensitivity towards LGBTQ people increased knowledge of LGBTQ culture and history
  • Increased knowledge of inclusive language and terminology
  • Increased clinical knowledge and skills for serving LGBTQ people
  • Increased knowledge about how to make their health care setting a “Positive Space”

The webinar is hosted by the RNAO and RNIG’s Dianne Roedding and Jean Clipsham.

To register for Part 1 of the series:

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To register for Part 3 of the series:

To register for Part 4 of the series: