Training → Culture and identity

Intro to LGBTQ+ Identities and Issues (LGBTQ1notopen)

[This course will take you approximately 1h to complete.]

This course has been written by an LGBTQ+ activist and is aimed at carers who feel they need to broaden their knowledge around this topic.

LGBTQ+ children can be particularly vulnerable growing up because our society has been built over centuries on heterosexual norms and gender stereotypes. Therefore, as we have been shaped by this environment, we might sometimes do or say things unconsciously that are not necessarily inclusive to all.
This course is structured in two parts. This first part is an introduction to LGBTQ+ identities, history, and challenges. The second part is tailored for foster carers raising LGBTQ+ children.
Some of the information covered in this course might be new to you or thought-provoking. There might also be too much to assimilate in one go, and that's okay. It is a learning curve and the most important thing is to be open to learn.

In this course, you will:
- Learn what LGBTQ+ is in the context of sex, gender and sexuality
- Understand the history and struggles of LGBTQ+ people
- Understand what it is like to grow up LGBTQ+
  • Instructions for Apple users
  • Module 1 - [30 min]
  • Test 1
  • Module 2 - [20 min]
  • Reflection
  • Course suggestion
  • Feedback survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year