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Fundamentals of Working with SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression) Diverse Youth and Families

This training will provide an introductory training to build awareness of the needs of SOGIE diverse clients (some of whom may identify as LGBTQ+) and gain understanding of inclusive practices.


1) Participants will be able to differentiate between and know basic definitions for sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression. 
2) Participants will engage in self-reflection regarding their own SOGIE development.
3) Participants will understand the rationale to incorporate inclusive practices related to SOGIE.
4) Participants can name at least 2 inclusive practices that they can apply in their work with clients/families.

Trainer: Kim Baranek

Kim Baranek is a queer public health professional, with a passion for supporting gender and sexual minority youth and their families.  She has promoted healthier school environments across the Bay Area for over 12 years and has lead the Rainbow Community Center’s work with the Youth Advocacy Collaborative and Inclusive Schools Coalition in Contra Costa County. Kim facilitates workshops to engage school staff, service providers, and youth in building communities of acceptance for people of all gender and sexual identities.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued. 


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.   

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.


If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at