Provider Training

The Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso offers quality online and trainings for mental health and social service professionals. These trainings focus on topics which are integral to community-minded and ethical practice. 

LGBTQ+ Sensitivity 

- Understanding the LGBTQ community and terminology

- Differences between sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression

- The relationship between stereotypes, bias, and discrimination

- Health disparities within the LGBTQ+ community

- Best practices in creating an inclusive space


-The intersection of systems and why social work advocacy is important

- Ethical guidelines for social work advocacy

- Policy and social justice as a matter of research-informed practice

- Potential ethical dilemmas when engaging in advocacy

- Implementing advocacy into social work practice

Intersectionality and Allyship

- Types of privilege and the ways in which they manifest

- Systeminc oppression of marginalized groups​
- Common microaggressions experienced by marginalized groups​
- What it means to be an ally
- Skills to engage in allyship

Additional Topics
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Systemic Racism

- Defining systemic racism

- Prejudice and personal bias

- Microaggressions

- Racial privilege

- Skills to challenge systemic racism

Poverty and Economic Oppression

- Stereotypes and social constructs about poverty

- Different types of poverty

- Barriers to resources
- Skills and tools to more effectively engage with clients in poverty
- Cultural competency


- Signs of compassion fatigue

- Coping skills to manage stress

- Health impacts of chronic stress

- Mindfulness

- Daily actions to improve self-care

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. 

2714 Wyoming Ave.

El Paso, TX 79903

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