LGBT-TRISTAR is a government-funded technical assistance (TA) and training services division of Gil Gerald & Associates, Inc. targeting providers of alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention, treatment and recovery support services. We provide on-site and online technical assistance and training designed to equip administrators and staff to provide services that are more accessible and culturally responsive to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families.
Receive Technical Assistance
LGBT-TRISTAR, from time to time, offers technical assitance and training free of charge to qualified organizations, based on contracts with Federal or State Agencies. No contracts currently support free services. However, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) recovery services providers, and other health and social services organizations seeking technical assistance and in-service training specifically related to cultural competency in serving LGBTQ individuals and families may obtain services on a fee basis through LGBT-ACCESS. LGBT-ACCESS is a division of Gil Gerald & Associates created to provide TA and training services addressing a broader set of health and social service professions. LGBT-ACCESS Application Form
Earn Continuing Education Credit
Gil Gerald & Associates is proud to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit to California Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, MFTs and LCSWs. Several courses developed under LGBT-TRISTAR's 2007-2010 contract with ADP are available online for free; however, a small processing fee is required to obtain certificates as this activity is no longer supported by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP). Courses developed independently of ADP funding, and provided through LGBT-ACCESS, involve reasonable fees to cover the costs of the courses and the processing of certificates.
LGBT-TRISTAR Staff and Consultants, as well as allies within the LGBT community, have produced groundbreaking reports crucial to understanding what needs to change to improve behavioral health care outcomes for LGBT individuals and families. We have also compiled many useful resources from AOD and LGBT advocates which relate to LGBT-TRISTAR's mission.
These resources can be viewed and downloaded through the following links: