2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive Trauma-Informed Care

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021  

Presented by: Jenna MacKay, MA, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Consultant & Trainer

Research demonstrates that 2SLGBTQ+ individuals experience disproportionate rates of violence and trauma. The impact of violence and traumatization may be compounded by the barriers 2SLGBTQ+ peoples experience accessing healthcare and social services, including a organizational limitations to knowledgably and skillfully serve 2SLGBTQ+ clients. This webinar will provide an introduction to trauma experienced by 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and explore how trauma-informed care and practices may be tailored to more competently work with 2SLGBTQ+ individuals from an affirmative stance.

Participants will:

  • Be able to describe the importance and guiding principles of 2SLGBTQ+ competent trauma-informed care.
  • Develop an ncreased understanding of trauma as it specifically relates to 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
  • Be able to identify opportunities for applying learnings into practice. 


Jenna_photo.jpgJenna Mackay (she/her) holds a Master of Arts in applied Psychology and a Master of Social Work. She works in private practice as a registered social worker in Belleville, with a focus on trauma and providing 2SLGBTQ+ affirming support. She has over 13 years of diverse research experience in academic, non-profit, hospital and government contexts. Her work has focused on trauma, mental health, gender and sexuality, and service access. Most recently she worked as a Research Associate with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of University of Toronto on a Public Health Agency of Canada funded project to develop, implement and pilot curriculum to increase the capacity of service providers in Ontario working with 2SLGBTQ+ folks from a trauma-informed lens. 

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