Diversity Collective is a place where you can learn, dialogue, grow, and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be an effective change agent for our LGBTQ+ community. Our Rainbow Umbrella Program in conjunction with Ventura County Behavioral Health provides P.R.I.D.E. (Parents & Professionals' Responsibility for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) training, an LGBTQ+ cultural competency training designed for youth-serving organizations, volunteers, parents, and youth themselves.
This 4-hour P.R.I.D.E. (training aims to increase your knowledge and help you examine your behavior and attitudes to improve your ability to interact with intersecting identities and decrease LGBTQ+ stigmas, biases, and stereotypes
Through the sharing of relevant information, the incorporation of lived experiences, and interactive exercises our curriculum helps you to honor LGBTQ+ identities and create affirming spaces where individuals can be their authentic selves without fear or prejudice.
Statistics have shown it only takes one affirming individual to have a significant effect on an LGBTQ+ individual’s life, are you that one?
Our SHINES Training Program empowers you to get educated and make informed decisions to live a long and healthy life for you and your partner(s). Together, we’ll have candid conversations on STDs & HIV, destigmatize common misconceptions and learn your options for treatment and preventative care.