Hetrick-Martin Institute – New Jersey, Inc. (“HMI-NJ”)

Posted on August 6, 2018

For continued support of the Training Coordinator for their New Jersey Training Institute. Modeled after the HMI National Center for Advocacy and Capacity Building (at HMI’s NYC office), the Institute provides a training series designed to promote evidence-based, best practices to agencies serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (“LGBTQ”) youth. They will offer a follow-up training for agencies that attended their first sensitivity training during the pilot year, and continue to offer the sensitivity training to new agencies. These training sessions are intended to build the skills and competencies of other service providers regarding best practices for working with and developing targeted programming for LGBTQ youth in a way that is affirming, respectful and sensitive to their needs. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, HMI fosters healthy youth development with pioneering programs that establish best practices that may be replicated by other youth-serving organizations.