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Effectively Serving LGBTQ Clients -

Nearly two years ago, we set out to create a Knowledge Community (KC) that addressed the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people across their lifespan.

The purpose of building a Knowledge Community focusing on LGBTQ people is to give voice to the issues impacting this population and provide comprehensive resources, strategies for effective policy-advocacy, clinical practice and research.  In addition, the Knowledge Community will serve as a portal for best and promising practices for the education and training for social work practitioners, students, faculty, community partners, members of the LGBTQ community, their allies and other stakeholders. 

The goals of the KC are to reduce health disparities and enhance the human well-being of LGBTQ persons by ensuring culturally competent persons are involved at the macro, mezzo, and micro levels of policy, practice, and research.

The launch of the LGBT Social Work website,, and the creation of the LGBTQ Social Work Knowledge Community is the beginning of a collective effort to close the gaps, present, in the areas of policy, research, and practice for this population across their life span.

We hope you will join us as we build this Knowledge Community.  Access any of the areas below for more information.

The Knowledge Community -