This three half-day virtual conference is designed to affirm the lives of older LGBTQ people and to educate senior service providers and others about the unique needs of this community.
The event will feature keynote Arykah Carter, a trans woman of color serving on the board of TransOhio and TransSaints, working on the Black Trans Project, a photo exhibit designed to share the experiences of black trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals. The event will also offer up to four sessions each day in addition to cultural opportunities, networking, and much more.
The 2020 LGBTQ Horizons event will continue the momentum we shared in 2019 when we had over 225 people from around Ohio and the Midwest join us in Dayton for two days of education, affirmation, and fun. This year we offer 14 different learning sessions including how to plan to remain resilient in later life; getting proper LGBTQ-centered healthcare; learning the grief recover method; financial well-being; mental health issues and suicidality among older LGBTQ adults; caregiving for those living with Alzheimer’s disease . . . . among others. We also have infused some local LGBTQ culture with appearances from the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and The Rubi Girls, a social justice drag troupe that has raised millions of dollars over the years for HIV support, care, and service.
Up to 12 CEUs are available for full attendance by social workers, marriage/family therapists and chemical dependency counselors* (see detailed info at the bottom of this screen). Credits for psychologists, administrators, and clergy will also be offered. Additionally, the Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.
*Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board for Counselors and Social Workers (Provider #RCS051906 for General CE) and by the State of Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (Provider #50-18603 for Category R1) for 12.0 CE clock hours for this course (CE Broker Provider #50-18603/Course #20-710617).
Select sessions will offer MCE (Multicultural) for psychologists. The School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists (Provider #310732831).
The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.