The training aims to increase participant’s awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people’s everyday lives and the pressures they experience as members of sexual, gender diverse and intersex minorities.
The training encourages participants to apply these understandings in their own professional practice and in the development of LGBTI-inclusive emergency services.
The training relies on a range of learning techniques and materials that include:
- Adult learning principles that recognise and build on participants’ wealth and variety of life experiences
- Participant reflection, facilitated discussion and group exercises
- Short YouTube videos
- Research and data on:
- LGBTI people’s health and wellbeing
- Their experiences of disasters and emergency situations, and
- Emergency service personnel’s attitudes toward and knowledge of LGBTI people’s specific needs
- The barriers LGBTI people face in accessing emergency services
- Resources and practical tips to assist individuals and emergency services develop LGBTI-inclusive practices, procedures and policies.