This webinar is a learning opportunity to provide the tools and resources to better equip service providers in the human services and justice sectors when dealing with someone from the LGBTQ2S community. In this interactive workshop, you will take away:
- gained insight and knowledge of the LGBTQ2S culture
- understand some of the struggles of this sector of people
- have gained terminology and understanding of how to effectively communicate with LGBTQ2S folk without offending or un-intentionally hurting someone.
Stacey Love-Jolicoeur is an Independent Education and Support Mental Health professional for the LGBTQ2S community. In this role, Stacey provides services to eleven (11) Federal and Provincial Correctional Facilities and Institutions and seven half-way houses where she supports over 300 incarcerated LGBTQ2S offenders. This service is provided from Ottawa in the East to Kitchener in the West and North to Penetanguishene, Ontario. Stacey does training to administration, medical and support services, psychology and the social workers. In addition, she also provides LGBTQ2S group facilitation, and peer to peer or one to one counseling support to offenders. Stacey also created a re-integration program for the transgender inmates that have a set release date to assist them to be a successful member of society upon release. To date 20 of 21 trans offenders have not re-offended in last 5 years. The benefits of her work are recognized throughout the correctional system.
Stacey is a two-spirited Métis Trans woman with a strong passion for the betterment of the LGBTQ2S community. In addition to the work above, she also delivers workshops, lectures and speaking engagements on diversity, acceptance, inclusion and affirmation to companies, organizations and service agencies in which she offers support for the LGBTQ2S community.