Live Trainings and Workshops

Our trainers and educators are ready to provide your organization, department, or team with professional education of the highest quality. Our range of expertise allows for content tailored to meet your needs. 


LGBTQI+ Terms and Best practices for Providers

Duration: 2 hours or 4 hours

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This workshop will provide a foundational level education regarding the LGBTQI+ community and best practices for service provision. This two-hour workshop includes interactive discussion and group activities. 

Attendees will:

• Develop a general understanding of the LGBTQ community and terminology

• Identify the differences between sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression

• Understand the relationship between stereotypes, bias, and discrimination

• Identify health disparities within the LGBTQ+ community

• Develop knowledge regarding best practices in creating an inclusive space

Compassion Fatigue and Chronic Stress


Duration: 2 hours or 4 hours

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This workshop will provide insight regarding compassion fatigue and the impact of chronic stress on helping professionals. This two-hour workshop will provide functional tools for stress management and allow for discussion and practice of coping techniques.

Engaging in work with clients experiencing a variety of emotional, physical, and social issues can impact providers in unexpected ways. Understanding compassion fatigue and embracing self-care as a normal part of our lives is incredibly important.

Attendees will:

  • Identify compassion fatigue and chronic stress  

  • Identify the impact on work and personal life

  • Identify social narratives that encourage lack of self-care

  • Discuss the use of mindfulness as a stress intervention

  • Implement small steps in self-care that can make a big difference

Intersectional Identities and inclusive practice


Duration: 2 hours or 4 hours

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This training will focus on understanding the complexity of our intersectional identities and the impact of intersectionality on service provision. This workshop will focus on being a culturally competent provider and ensuring your practice is inclusive.  This two-hour workshop will include case examples and attendee discussion.

Attendees will:

  • Define intersectionality

  • Identify various types of privilege and oppression and the ways in which they manifest

  • Identify the complexities of relationship between a person and their environment

  • Reflect on ways in which their own identity impacts their practice

  • Discuss how to make your practice inclusive

We Also Offer:

LGBTQ 101 Sensitivity Training - the basics: includes terminology; sex vs. gender, basic best practices, and local / national resources (usually 2 hours).

LGBTQ 201 Tailored Training - training created specifically for your Agency or Office Context - this can include role plays and case scenarios appropriate to your industry (length is flexible, CEU credits available).

Supporting LGBTQ Students for Teachers - quick review of current terms, best practices for creating inclusive and safe classroom spaces, core competencies for ensuring equity for all students, resources. (1 to 2 hours).

Supporting LGBTQ Students for School Counselors - quick review of current terms, core competencies for ensuring LGBTQ-friendly counseling for K-12 students, addressing parent concerns, local and national resources (usually 2 hours, CEU credits available).

LGBTQ Sensitivity for Medical/Social Service Staff - core competencies for ensuring LGBTQ-friendly patient/client services, quick review of current terms, agency policy and intake best practices, local and national resources.

LGBTQ Affirming Therapy - definition of LGBTQ affirming therapy (as opposed to LGBTQ-friendly therapy), core competencies, quick review of current terms, case examples and role plays including intake for transgender/non-binary teens, working with non-supporting parents, agency policy and intake best practices, local and national resources, recommendations of peer reviewed literature (2-3 hours, CEU credits available).

Working with LGBTQ Children and Middle Schoolers - age-appropriate strategies for working with children, core competencies for ensuring LGBTQ-friendly services, quick review of current terms, local and national resources.

HIV, AIDS and STI Education - covers safer-sex practices, signs and symptoms of STIs, risk-factors, myths vs. facts regarding STIs, local testing and treatment resources.

Safe Zone Training - how to create a "safe zone" in your office or agency, includes strategies for organizational and policy-based considerations 

Safe Zone Train-the-Trainer - Training to equip your staff to train others in the agency or organization.  Help maintain Safe Zone culture and know-how for your whole organization.   

Specialized Trainings

Does your organization, department, or team need training on a specific topic or area of practice? Contact us to talk about specialized trainings. 

The Borderland Rainbow Center under sponsor number 7798 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Borderland Rainbow Center, Continuing Education Service expires annually on July 31.  If you hold a license in another State or discipline, it is not guaranteed that our content will meet your requirements.  We recommend that you check with your licensing body for any requirements and allowances.
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