October 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Online continuing education workshop
Supporting LGBTQIA+ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence @ Online continuing education workshop

2022 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Online Workshop – 1.5 CE Credits

Fee: $25/person

FREE for Active PBC Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Jocelyn Broadwick

Session Description: At least 4.2% of Marylanders identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Members of LGBTQIA+ communities experience intimate partner violence at rates higher than the general population. The people around and within these communities must be prepared to respond to intimate partner violence appropriately and in a way that recognizes how abuse can impact members of LGBTQIA+ communities differently.

In this training, you’ll learn how to respond with cultural humility, kindness, and empathy when working with LGBTQIA+ survivors of intimate partner violence, and examine the specific barriers these communities may face when seeking help.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Define cultural humility and implicit bias
  • Describe ways intimate partner violence impacts LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Identify barriers LGBTQIA+ survivors may face in accessing comprehensive survivor services
  • Demonstrate effective ways to work with LGBTQIA+ clients

Presenter Bio: Jocelyn Broadwick

Jocelyn Broadwick is a writer, educator, and project coordinator living and working in downtown Baltimore. She has 10+ years combined experience in communications, education, and nonprofits as a co-founder, communications director, social media manager, photojournalist, and college professor. Currently, Jocelyn is a member of House of Ruth Maryland’s Training Institute, where she oversees the HRM Storytellers storytelling project. Previously, Jocelyn ghostwrote the survivor stories of victims of abuse, trafficking, and gender-based violence for Hagar International. In addition, she coordinated the Community College of Baltimore County’s Community Book Connection,ran the graduate health sciences and human services Writing Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and has taught English, Writing, and Academic Literacy courses for various local colleges and universities. Jocelyn is trained in culturally responsive teaching and learning and frequently integrates contemplative practices into her work. She also loves to travel and has done so extensively throughout Latin America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. Jocelyn earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Goucher College. She is stakeholder of the Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District, where she hosts a quarterly reading series as a part of the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood’s First Friday Art Walks. 

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

Pro Bono Counseling is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pro Bono Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for 1.5 credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A) licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.

By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Workshop Code of Conduct

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) is dedicated to providing a positive continuing education experience for everyone of all backgrounds and identities. We do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, or PBC staff in any form. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics that include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy status, race, ethnicity, or religion. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, PBC may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.