Provide LGBTQ youth the tools to advocate for their sexual health

Facilitator Training

We believe trained facilitators are better prepared to increase the program’s efficacy to impact youth behavior. Take your pick – virtual and in-person training options incorporate an interactive learning process in a fun and supportive environment. You will build the foundational knowledge and skills to implement the curriculum using an LGBTQ-centered approach. On completion, you will have an established foundation to support successful delivery of IN·clued workshops with comfort and fidelity.

Purchase of the IN•clued program curriculum is required for participation in Facilitator Training.

Training Facilitators for Youth Workshop

IN-PERSON TRAINING
Full day training in Seattle, WA
($450/participant)

  • Completed for 2024

VIRTUAL TRAININGS
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST
($200/participant)

  • March 14, 2024
  • April 12, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • July 24, 2024

Training of Facilitators for Health Center Workshop

IN-PERSON TRAINING
Full day training in Seattle, WA
($450/participant)

  • Completed for 2024

VIRTUAL TRAININGS
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST
($200/participant)

  • April 19, 2024
  • June 13, 2024

ON-SITE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Contact us to learn about on-site, in-depth training and technical assistance support for your team.

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The IN•clued Curriculum

A Dual Approach: IN·clued workshops use a dual approach to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates among LGBTQ young people age 14-19. Learn more about the Curriculum

So you want to bring this to your community?

This program is designed for you ­– community-based educators or those with the experience, sexual health knowledge, and facilitation skills to implement these workshops in your community. IN·clued facilitators should be:

  • Knowledgeable about program content
  • Comfortable discussing the material and answering questions about sexual behaviors
  • Experienced in interactive teaching strategies (like role-playing)

Consider identity.

  • Young people who took part in the IN·clued community assessment, voiced a strong desire to have LGBTQ facilitators
  • We encourage facilitators to have a demonstrated connection to, and experience with, the LGBTQ community

INclued AvatarHow do you know IN•clued works?

This is an evidence-based program, which means the program was rigorously evaluated, with results showing overwhelmingly positive outcomes. A year after the workshop, LGBTQ youth in a randomized control trial showed significant positive differences related to recent sexual behaviors, sexual health knowledge, accessing sexual health care, and self-efficacy.

The IN·clued curriculum is also grounded in the Health Belief Model Theory of Change and proven sexuality education best practices, like the engagement of peer educators.

What can health care providers do to better serve LGBTQ youth?

The IN·clued health center workshop will help you (staff and providers) feel more comfortable and confident providing care to LGBTQ patients, and be better prepared to address LGBTQ youth issues efficiently.

As a result of past negative experiences dealing with health care providers, LGBTQ people are less likely to obtain regular testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Health care providers often fail to provide LGBTQ patients with adequate information regarding safer sex.

Why focus on LGBTQ youth?

There is a lack of inclusive sexual education focusing on the needs of LGBTQ youth, including sexual health resources and information that speaks to their experience.

In the United States, LGBTQ youth have higher teen pregnancy and STI rates than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. There are many reasons for this, including: greater harassment, discrimination, and family rejection – leading to disproportionately poor sexual health outcomes.

For more information about IN·clued and our other programs, please contact us at [email protected]

What We’ve Heard

“IN·clued offers young queer and trans folx an invaluable space to learn from and with each other. The curriculum gives LGBTQ young people the opportunity to bring their questions and concerns and to leave with the affirmation, information, and skills they need to be their own advocates and educators from that point forward.”

“I really liked learning about contraception that was more inclusive to me and my needs.”

“I really enjoyed the education on clinician visits because I struggle with that all the time.”