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Department of Justice Community Awareness Training
Number: 731
MemberFee: No Fee
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu
Objectives:

Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community:

The Law Enforcement and Transgender Community portion of this training provides law enforcement and government officials with important definitions, recommended language, appropriate conduct, and best practices related to the transgender community. The training also highlights the impacts of hate crimes against transgender persons, and outreach strategies with the transgender community. The knowledge and skills gained through the training are intended to help participants serve the transgender community more effectively by helping to build trust and rapport, increase mutual respect and understanding, properly identify and respond to hate crimes, and develop a network of reliable resources.

Training Goals
• Share important definitions, recommended language, and appropriate conduct for interacting with the transgender community to increase knowledge and understanding
• Understand misconceptions which impact the prevention of and response to hate crimes
• Develop an awareness of best practices, strategies, and resources for successful collaboration with the transgender community


Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim Americans:

The Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim Americans segment of this training is designed to familiarize law enforcement professionals, government officials, as well as community, civil rights, religious, school, and tribal leaders with customs and cultural aspects of the Muslim American community, including their beliefs, practices, and civil rights-related issues that impact the community. Learning about cultural sensitivities, best practices on how to engage, and better methods of communication can strengthen relationships with the Muslim American communities they serve.

Training Goals
• Increase public awareness of civil rights-related issues that impact Muslim Americans
• Enhance understanding of beliefs and religious practices of Muslim Americans to improve communication, mutual respect, and public safety for all community members
• Provide best practices for collaboration with Muslim American communities to strengthen partnerships and build public trust

Engaging and Building Partnerships with Sikh Americans:

The Engaging and Building Partnerships with Sikh Americans portion of this training is designed to familiarize law enforcement professionals, government officials, as well as community, civil rights, religious, school, and tribal leaders with customs and cultural aspects of the Sikh American community, including their beliefs, practices, and civil rights-related issues that impact the community. Learning about cultural sensitivities, best practices on how to engage, and better methods of communication can strengthen relationships with the Sikh American communities they serve.

Training Goals
• Increase public awareness of civil rights-related issues that impact Sikh Americans
• Enhance understanding of beliefs and religious practices of Sikh Americans to improve communication, mutual respect, and public safety for all community members
• Provide best practices for collaboration with Sikh American communities to strengthen partnerships and build public trust

Instructor & Location Date/Time
11/14/18
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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