Pre Oct 2014

26 Nov 13

There’s No Need to Straighten Up! Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing & Aged Care in Australia

In 2013, the Federal Government developed a National Strategy for LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care, which highlighted the importance of developing LGBTI inclusive services. This seminar responds by outlining practical strategies for aged care service providers to enhance LGBTI inclusive practice.

The aim of this interactive seminar is to assist aged care service providers to understand and meet the needs of LGBTI clients. The seminar will involve critiquing the research evidence, providing examples of good practice and practical resources.

The seminar will begin with an overview of the historical treatment of older LGBTI Australians, as context for understanding their needs and their relative invisibility to date. This will be followed by an interactive session which will focus on practical strategies for the development of LGBTI inclusive aged care services.

Facilitated by

Dr Catherine Barrett manages a program promoting the sexual health of older people at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and Gay and Lesbian Health at La Trobe University. The program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of older people through recognition of their rights to: sexual expression,sexual and gender diversity, be free from sexual violence and to have information about sexually transmissible infections. The program includes research, education and advocacy.

Carolyn Whyte is a Research Assistant in Sexual Health and Ageing at Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria. Carolyn manages Val’s café which assists workers in the aged care sector deliver services that are LGBTI- inclusive.Carolyn also works on a number of research projects aimed at promoting healthy sexual ageing.

Event Details

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Event Date & Time: 26 November 2013, 9am to 1pm

Event Location: SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, NSW
66 Goulburn Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Registrations Open: 10th Sep 13 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 26th Nov 13 11:59 PM

Your Investment

Member: $40.00
Member Concession/Student: $20.00
Non Member: $70.00
Non Member Concession/Student: $40.00

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