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FREE: The Ethics of Being an LGBTQ+ Ally is a Course

FREE: The Ethics of Being an LGBTQ+ Ally

Started Feb 15, 2021
3.0 credits


Full course description

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Course Description

This self-paced course has been created to help participants learn to support their LGBTQ+ clients by better understanding the ethical obligation that social workers have to advocate for and be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. This course will help increase your knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community and understand how to develop safe spaces for clients who identify as LGBTQ+. It is our hope that you will become a more informed and effective ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the ethical obligation social workers have of advocating for and being an ally to vulnerable populations such as the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Participants will learn about the LGBTQ+ community and how to develop safe spaces for clients who identify as LGBTQ+.
  • Participants will become more informed and effective allies to the LGBTQ+ community.

Continuing Education Classifications

  • Three (3) CE clock hours
  • Meets requirements for OCSWMFT Board in Ethics
  • Meets requirements for OCDP Board in
    • Prevention: CC - Cultural Competence in Prevention (formerly P8)
    • Treatment: C7 - Prevention Strategies

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State Univeristy, College of Social Work is an approved provider of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068

ADA Accomodations

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participation in this course, please contact CSW Accessibility at or call 614-688-1657.

Contact Us

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, 302 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus OH, 43210. Email: Website:

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