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COPE webinar - Orientation and Gender Development

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 pm1:00 pm

COPE has launched a new initiative as part of our Training and Education program. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00 for a free 1-hour webinar. Each month will feature a new topic relevant to pediatric health care and behavioral health.

The presentations will be held virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the session. The trainings are free to attend and one CME will be issued upon completion for each webinar.

Each session of the webinar series will use the same Zoom link. Participants are able to register for one session and save the Zoom information to join future presentations without re-registering.

This 60-minute webinar, presented by Ryan Sallans, MA, guides health care providers through the composition of orientation and gender: what they are, how they present, and how they develop. The webinar then addresses special considerations when serving sexual and gender minority patients due to minority stress. By exploring identity development and pinpointing present societal factors, healthcare providers will have better knowledge on how to break down misconceptions and address barriers in patient care.

Ryan is an international speaker and author. Over the past 20 years, Ryan has specialized in the fields of orientation and gender development. In 2021, he became the first person outside a lawyer to address the United States Courts for a Heritage Month Event (Pride Month) and has served as faculty for the federal magistrate and U.S. military.

From 2008 to 2020, Ryan served as a consultant, Lead Author and Subject Matter Expert for an extensive range of e-learning courses used around the nation to train healthcare professionals and staff seeking continuing education around serving the LGBTQ community. These courses are now part of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).