Strategies for LGBT Clients North Pole AK

Improving present treatment conditions for LGBT clients requires a comprehensive training approach that includes the six components. Long-term results are more likely with an approach that addresses these components.

Fort Wainwright Community Counseling
(907) 353-6059
Building 4066
Fort Wainwright, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Ralph Perdue Center
(907) 452-6251x211
3100 South Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Tanana Chiefs Conference Inc
(907) 452-8251
122 1st Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Residential beds for clients' children

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Women''s and Children''s Center for
(907) 451-8164
1027 Evergreen Street
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Starting Point
(907) 376-6116
190 East Paulson Avenue
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Interior AIDS Association
(907) 452-4222
710 3rd Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Project Special Delivery
(907) 452-4222
710 3rd Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Graf Rheeneenhaanjii
(907) 455-4725
2550 Lawlor Road
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Kenaitze Indian Tribe
(907) 283-6693x3
110 North Willow Street
Kenai, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Providence Safe Harbor
(907) 481-2400
717 E Rezanof Drive A
Kodiak, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish, Tagalog

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Strategies for LGBT Clients

Strategies

An integrated training and education system addresses both content and process and uses experiential as well as didactic methods. It addresses six components:

• Trainees

• Faculty or trainers

• Program

• Institutional systems

• Professional peers

• Community.

Improving present treatment conditions for LGBT clients requires a comprehensive training approach that includes the six components. Long-term results are more likely with an approach that addresses these components. The process of implementing training and program change begins with a commitment to action by decision makers. The intention of training and continuing education is to increase the sensitivity and competence of the staff and, ultimately, to improve treatment outcomes. The learning objectives are to:

• Raise awareness of culturally specific issues and the sensitivity of all involved persons

• Identify and become fluent in LGBT appropriate and sensitive language

• Implement explicit nondiscrimination policies and procedures

• Develop skills to support LGBT individuals in substance abuse treatment services

• Compile a resource list of local, regional, and national support services.

Training should at least result in LGBT-tolerant treatment. Beyond that, however, training can help practitioners help their clients be more comfortable with themselves and their lives. In gender-specific treatment, services should include attention to LGBT issues. Assuming that the s...

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