BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The following services are available to Maine providers. Request any of these services by filling out our request form. You may also contact us by phone or email: info@outmaine.org , 800-530-6997.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Practices

Creating welcoming and affirming spaces is not all that difficult and the positive impact it will have on LGBTQ+ identified youth is significant.

Policies and Procedures

Welcoming and affirming spaces are not just for LGBTQ+ youth, you also want to have an LGBTQ+ friendly workspace and practice for your employees and adult patients.

Making your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly can help you create a more LGBTQ+ friendly practice and outlines general best practices for policies and procedures.

Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, was developed for youth organizations but outlines best practices that can be applied to any organization.

Consultations

Do you have questions about supporting LGBTQ+ youth or a specific situation that you would like to discuss? Contact us at 800-530-6997 or email info@outmaine.org.

Professional Development

  • Request training to give your staff the education and tools to create welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ youth.

  • Attend a regional training to gain knowledge about supporting LGBTQ+ youth and learn best practices for working with LGBTQ+ youth and families (see below).

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  • Free virtual after-school games and programs.

  • Weekend and overnight retreats.

  • Educational and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ+ and allied youth.

  • An alternative for those who are not able to attend a staff training.

  • Workshops are scheduled throughout the year in different locations throughout Maine.

  • Enrollment is open to everyone.