This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) populations face disproportionate levels of food insecurity, obesity, and eating disorders while simultaneously facing barriers to accessing affirming providers. This session will discuss how identity influences relational dynamics on both an interpersonal and intrapersonal level, and will introduce the concept of Cultural Humility, explaining the difference between acceptance (passive; values-based) and affirmation (active; behavior based). An overview of nutritional health disparities, common referral sources, and stigma-related origins of nutritional pathology will also be provided. Participants will be given concrete examples of how to adapt care environments to be inclusive, as well as a comprehensive example of utilizing a cultural humility framework through adaptation of psychosocial and nutritional assessments. Participants will receive handouts of assessment templates with notes to engage clients using this material.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 4030, 8015
- Adapt current care environments to be inclusive of gender and sexual minority clients.
- Integrate cultural humility frameworks into psychosocial and nutritional assessments to improve engagement in care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients.
- Implement evidence-based models to remove barriers to retention in care for sexual and gender minority clients.