Welcome

LGBT-TRISTAR is a technical assistance (TA) and training services division of Gil Gerald & Associates, Inc. serving providers of substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment and recovery support services.  We provide on-site and online technical assistance and training designed to equip administrators, counselors and mental health providers to deliver SUD-related treatment services that are highly accessible and culturally responsive to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families.

Obtain Technical Assistance & Training Services for your Organization

Since 2007, LGBT-TRISTAR has offered technical assistance and training to qualified organizations, free of charge, based on the eligibility requirements determined by the federal, state or local agency contracting with LGBT-TRISTAR to provide the services. Eligible organizations are informed about the availability of these services and about any eligibility requirements through program-specific communications between agencies funding or delivering these services and the intended beneficiary organizations. State and local health departments, behavioral health departments, SUD services providers, and other community-based organizations seeking technical assistance, in-service training, or remote-learning services may also obtain these services from LGBT-TRISTAR on a fee basis. The services we offer are usually tailored to meet the needs of each organization seeking to increase their capacity to provide cultural competent SUD-related services to LGBT individuals and families. We welcome your inquiry about how we may assist you.

Online Training Courses

LGBT-TRISTAR offers online courses for alcohol and drug counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, Health Educators, and administrative staff involved in providing SUD-related services. Gil Gerald & Associates, Inc, within which LGBT-TRISTAR is a service division, is an approved provider of continuing education credits for certified alcohol and drug counselors, marriage and family therapists (MFT), and licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) in California. As such, the online courses we offer provide continuing education for these professions in California. During 2013 and 2014, we anticipate expanding the list of states in which we offer continuing education credits. We will announce these additional states as approvals are obtained. We invite you to learn more about our course offerings and to take advantage of one or more of these online learning opportunities to increase your knowledge, skills and effectiveness in serving LGBT individuals and families entrusted to your care.

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