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The Importance of LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency with Trans Youth

February 05, 2024

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The Importance of LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency with Trans Youth

February 23, 2024
10:00am-12:00pm CST
Zoom Webinar

2.0 CEUs for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC
$20 for CEUs, $10 for no CEUs
(University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students may attend for free, use discount code: UIUCSTUDENT)

This workshop will explore general LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency, and the relevance and impact it has on trans youth in specific ways. This session is designed to help attendees gain knowledge and understanding around LGBTQ+ topics, terms, and Best Practices that can reduce harm and increase mental health and wellbeing. This event is open to all.

Registration Options:

If you do not need CEUs for social work licensure, register via the link below:


If you do need CEUs for LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC, register via the link below:




Workshop Presenters:

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Len Meyer (pronouns: they/them)

Len is a noted speaker, consultant, and educator regarding transgender health care and LGBTQ+ health care. Currently, Meyer works as an LGBTQI+ Diversity Trainer. Meyer has previously served as the Downstate Community Engagement Manager at Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the Executive Director of the Central Illinois Pride Health Center. Meyer consulted with the Illinois Department of Corrections and was the previous Community Co-Chair for the HIV planning committee through the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additionally, Meyer served as a Transgender Trainer for the US Department of Justice in Illinois and Missouri. Meyer has both a bachelor’s and master’s in healthcare administration services and is currently working on their doctorate in Healthcare Administration. Len believes in a pragmatic approach to teaching and facilitating with a DEIA lens focusing on understanding the health disparities and barriers to health, especially faced by the 2SLGTBQIA+ community. Len’s eight-year career consists of supporting and educating students and staff about psychological safety and trust, allowing everyone to live their true authentic lives.



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Nicole Frydman (pronouns: she/they)

Nicole is the Director of Operations for Uniting Pride of Champaign County. She has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working in a variety of areas including education, operations, fundraising, programming and more. Having joined the UP team a little over 2 years ago, she’s stewarded growth that includes a 300% increase in population served and a 600% increase in programming. This work has been done in response to the massive increase in need the LGBTQ+ community has been experiencing over the last few years. But sadly, UP is still nowhere near meeting the full need of our community. Nicole welcomes any and all who wish to help as Uniting Pride works to create a Champaign County where all who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities can live full, healthy, and vibrant lives.

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