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Dying for Acceptance: Suicide Awareness and Prevention in the LGBTQ Community
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When: Saturday, October 13th, 2018
9:30am to 12:30pm
Where: NASW Headquarters
750 First Street NE
8th Floor conference center
Washington, DC  20009
Contact: Michael Francum, Executive Director

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Join NASW DC Metro Chapter for a 3 hour continuing education workshop discussing the suicide awareness and prevention with the LGBTQ population.  This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and case scenarios to aid mental health professionals in providing culturally competency services in this area.


Participants will be able to:

1.        Improve an overall understanding of cultural competency as it applies to the LGBTQ population;

2.       Identify “sexual orientation” vs. “gender identity”;

3.       Define the scope of LGBTQ Suicide;

4.       Identify both risk and protective factors as applied to the LGBTQ community;

5.       Increase knowledge of cultural competence with regards to prevention methods for the LGBTQ population. 


This workshop meets the requirements for the LGBTQ cultural competency requirement for social workers and other mental health professionals.  3 contact hours of LGBTQ cultural competency will be awarded for attendance of this workshop.  CE certificates are included in the registration cost.



Mr. Walter Allen Pittinger-Dunham is a Clinical Social Worker and program manager/coordinator with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged populations. He specializes in providing services (eg. Diagnostic/assessment services and mental health counseling) to adults and adolescents in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/Questioning (LGTBQ ) community.  He currently serves as Program Director of the LGBTQ RESPECT Program at MBI Health Services, LLC., a certified behavioral health agency in the DC Metropolitan Area that provides a wide range of services and programs for adults and children. 



NASW Member
Non-Member $65.00
NASW Student or NASW Retired Member



NASW Headquarters - 750 First Street NE, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20002

Conveniently located 1 block for the Union Station Metro Station

Parking is available at Union Station (accessed from H Street NE), or street parking.


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PLEASE NOTE REFUND POLICIES: NASW-DC will only refund registrations for cancellations made at least 2 business days/48 hours in advance of the workshops, minus a $15 administrative processing fee NASW-DC reserves the right to cancel workshops for poor registration.

Note on accommodations: If you require accommodations to permit your attendance or participation, please provide a written request along with completed registration form and conference payment at least 30 days prior to the registration deadline for the workshop or conference. Requests received after this deadline may not be received in time to process and be fulfilled in time for the activity. Thank you.

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