Professional Development

Introductory Consultation & Needs Assessment

Audience(s): ALL 

Want to increase LGBTQIA+ inclusion and equity within your sector, but not sure where to start?
The Acadami can provide in-person or digital consultations for you and your team. A comprehensive needs assessment will be conducted via interview and/or site visit and suggested services will be recommended. 
Contact us today to get moving together.

Equitable Policy Consultation

Audience(s): ALL

Law enforcement; businesses; non-profit; service providers; schools/districts/counselors; community partners; behavioral health; public health; foster agencies; outreach teams; youth advocates; etc..

This consultation service serves as a means to evaluate current and planned policy and implementation toward LGBTQIA+ inclusion and equity. If no policy is present, your Acadami Consultant will guide the process of policy writing utilizing suggested practices from State, Federal, and multiple Advocacy organizations, studies, and publications. 
Optional, suggested service, post-policy creation: scheduling your consultant to provide a detailed explanation and implementation guide training for your team(s), inclusive of FAQs, projected hardships and how to address them proactively, and more.

LGBTQIA+ 101:

Language, Awareness, Sensitivity 

Audience(s): ALL

Law enforcement; businesses; non-profit; schools/districts/counselors; community partners; behavioral health; public health; foster agencies; outreach teams; youth advocates; etc..

This training covers LGBTQIA+ language and concepts such as biological/sex assigned at birth, gender identity, expression, and pronouns. Participants will have the opportunity to practice utilizing neutral pronouns, correcting mis-steps, and more. 

Each workshop is uniquely designed for the sector, service, and audience based on an initial needs assessment.

(Please see our Testimonials page for Reviews on this training experience).

LGBTQIA+ & PREA Considerations

Audience(s): Law Enforcement

(STC Certified - 8 hour)

This training covers LGBTQIA+ language and concepts such as biological/sex assigned at birth, gender identity, expression, and pronouns. Participants will have the opportunity to practice utilizing neutral pronouns, correcting mis-steps, addressing inaccuracies, and more. 

This workshop covers PREA statistics and history; policy requirements; suggested practices and more. 

Each participant will practice doing a SOGIe questionnaire interview; using gender neutral pronouns; and working through scenarios applicable to working with LGBTQIA, specifically transgender individuals. 

(Please see our Testimonials page for Reviews on this training experience).

Cultural Awareness, Diversity, & Bias

Audience(s): ALL

Law enforcement (4 hour - STC Certified); businesses; non-profit; schools/districts/counselors; community partners; behavioral health; public health; foster agencies; outreach teams; youth advocates; etc..

This course covers introductory understanding to bias; how to identify bias within yourself; and how to avoid associated behaviors in the workplace. This course will also cover unique considerations for working with marginalized populations such as LGBTQ (gender and sexual minorities) and racial and ethnic minorities.
Topics covered: implicit and explicit bias; micro-aggressions; stereotyping.

Trauma Responsive Care

a.k.a. (Trauma Informed Care)

Audience(s): ALL

Law enforcement (8 hour - STC Certified); businesses; non-profit; schools/districts/counselors; community partners; behavioral health; public health; foster agencies; outreach teams; youth advocates; etc..

This training covers trauma, its impacts on developing brains and behaviors; trauma informed care frameworks and suggested practices; resilience; secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, transference; and self-care.


This training explores and explains how trauma impacts the people we work with as well as ourselves and how to address it from many angles including prevention.

Some main focuses of the training include identifying stress responses and responded in a trauma responsive way; identifying personal stress responses and identifying others to prevent incident; de-escalation; and more.

It is not enough to be informed, we must utilize that knowledge to impact our behaviors to truly create change. The mission of this workshop is for every participant to leave with more capacity for sustainable change in their respective fields.

(Please see our Testimonials page for Reviews on this training experience).

Self-Care & Wellness

Audience(s): ALL

Law enforcement (4 hour - STC Certified); businesses; non-profit; service providers; schools/districts/counselors; community partners; behavioral health; public health; foster agencies; outreach teams; youth advocates; etc..

How to "secure your own oxygen mask first"...

This workshop is ideal for service providers: law enforcement, medical, counselors, educators, mental health professionals, and more. 

This workshop explores the concept of being trauma responsive to providers as well as clients. It is provided by a Certified Personal Trainer with Psychology, nutrition, and behavior change specialization. 

Topics covered: Overall wellness (mind, body, spirit); nutrition in fast-paced jobs; sleep, stress, hormones and their connection to fat loss; movement tips; and more. 

Helping LGBTQIA+ Youth Navigate Faith

Audience(s): Faith-based leaders/facilitators; youth advocates; community partners; LGBTQIA+ outreach folks; counselors; and teachers. 

This workshop is specifically designed for folks working with LGBTQIA youth who are navigating the intersection of faith. 

Historically, the relationship between Queer communities and those of Faith have been tattered. This workshop explores how Queer folks and communities of Faith can reconcile those relationships and heal together to create partnership. 

Specifically, this workshops seeks to provide guidance, resources, reference and tools to remind young people that no matter who they are, Faith is for them too, and it can be a great support tool to their growth.

For faith-based service providers, this is a workshop to support reconciliation and working toward true equity in service. 

Unpacking Intersectionality

Audience(s): ALL

Law enforcement; businesses; non-profit; service providers; schools/districts/counselors; community partners; behavioral health; public health; foster agencies; outreach teams; youth advocates; etc..

This workshop explores the concept of Intersectionality and many of its forms. It draws to the audience's demographics including region, immigration status, culture, and more to create an interactive experience for all involved.
The mission of this workshop is not just education, but appreciation and visibility to how populations can so quickly become marginalized and oppressed in our communities from multiple directions; and what we can all do to help that.

Custom Workshop(s)

Audience(s): ALL

Law businesses; non-profit; service providers; schools/districts/counselors; community partners; behavioral health; public health; foster agencies; outreach teams; youth advocates; etc..

The Acadami has a team of highly versatile speakers and trainers, capable of designed and provided many custom workshops and topics. 
Submit your topic/training need to us via e-mail and if possible, we will design a workshop for you.
If we don't have the expertise needed or the ability to fill your need, we will connect you with someone who does!

 

For Schools

Professional Development & Capacity Building

Depending on need and initial assessment, The Acadami may provide any of the following professional development sessions for your business, agency, school/district, community group, faith-based leaders, and/or meeting sessions. 

Topics could include: 

  • Admin: Compassionate education for change

    • How to get resistant folks on board to support LGBTQ folks​

  • District: Increasing capacity for diversity within your staff

    • How to create a LGBTQ affirming & inviting employer, work space​

  • Counselors: Helping students & families navigate Queer identities and faith

                           ALL​:

  • Increasing capacity to work with LGBTQ students and families

  • LGBTQ Language & Concepts (101)

  • Trends within LGBTQ Youth 

    • Suicide​, self-harm

    • Identities 

    • Orientations

    • Behaviors

      • And how to address them appropriately

  • Helping families find resources and support for their LGBTQ youth 

  • Bullying Prevention 

  • Suicide Prevention 

          and more! Contact Us!

One on One or Small Group Coaching

One on One Consultations will be provided only after initial assessments by Specialist to determine need and appropriate Acadami representative. 

Offered via phone, skype, or in person:

  • Gender Support Planning for Students ​

  • Policy Drafting, Suggested Practice

  • SOGIe Data Collection Guidance

  • Private/Family Consultation, navigating LGBTQ identities 

  • Private Guidance for Counselors/Administration, Supporting LGBTQ Students and Families 

  • Private Guidance on Navigating LGBTQ Identities and Faith; Queer Spirituality

  • GSA Club Capacity Building:

    • Inspiring Students​

      • How to create a sustainable group​

    • Impact Ideas

      • How to make a positive impact on campus ​

    • Resources

    • Advisor Training 

      • How to empower students to keep momentum from year to year ​

Compliance & Legislation

These workshops are uniquely designed to fulfill requirements and/or suggested training requirements for specific California Legislation such as AB 1266, AB 827, AB 2246, AB 1856, and AB 2153.

AB 1266 - Equal Opportunity & Access (Transgender Students, Bathrooms, and Sports Teams) 

Ab 827 - Student Safety (LGBTQ)

AB 2246 - Suicide Prevention Mandate (LGBTQ)

AB 2153 - Teacher in Service LGBTQ Requirement    

AB 1856 - Foster/Adoptive Agency & Parent Training (LGBTQ)

Schools/Districts/Counselors:

  • LGBTQ Awareness, General Language and Concepts  

  • Suicide Prevention (LGBTQ Specific available)

  • Creating Gender Support Plans, Supporting LGBTQ Students

                     

 

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement LGBTQ/PREA

  • LGBTQ Awareness, Sensitivity, Inclusion – 4 Hour (Non-Sworn)

    • Language

    • Sensitivity  

    • Respectful conversation/interaction

      • Clients​

      • Colleagues 

    • Personal/Professional bias

  • LGBTQ/PREA – 8 Hour (Sworn)

    • Language

    • Sensitivity  

    • Respectful conversation/interaction

      • Clients​

      • Colleagues

    • Personal/Professional bias 

    • PREA background & guidelines 

    • Suggested Practices

    • Policy, Procedure

    • Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Data

      • Forms​

      • Interviews/Intake

      • Policy

      • Procedure

Law Enforcement Trauma Informed Care

  • Trauma Informed Care – 8 Hour (Sworn)

    • ACE’s

      • Adverse Childhood Experiences​

    • Trauma and the brain

    • Trauma-based behaviors

    • Reacting V. Responding

    • Secondary Trauma

    • Compassion Fatigue

    • Transference 

    • Self-care

 

More Acadami Specialties

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Training for Community Meetings

  • LGBTQ Language & Concepts Overview (101)

  • Unique Considerations - Working with LGBTQ Populations

  • Unique Considerations of LGBTQ CSEC Survivors 

    • Commercially Sexually Exploited Children 

    • Unique Tactics of Abusers & Traffickers 

  • Intimate Partner Violence

    • LGBTQ ​

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Positive Youth Development

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences

    • Toxic Stress

  • "Stash Stuff" - How your kids are hiding things (drugs) from you.​​

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              and more! Contact us. 

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Training for Foster/Adoptive Agencies

AB 1856 - Foster/Adoptive Agency & Parent Training (LGBTQ)

  • LGBTQ Awareness (101) 

    • Language ​

    • Concepts

    • Sensitivity 

  • Unique Considerations for LGBTQ Youth in Care

    • Prevalence​

      • Unique experiences leading to system involvement ​​

      • Homelessness

    • Barriers to service

    • Unique experiences while in care

      • Trauma​

      • Discrimination

      • Targeted bullying/harassment

      • Disconnection

      • Distrust of providers

      • Stigma

 
 

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