This course will provide an overview of affirmative practices for all multidisciplinary team (MDT) professionals supporting and serving LGBTQIA+ children, youth and families when responding to child abuse and maltreatment. In addition to providing an overview of gender and sexuality terminology, some of the topics covered will include cultural considerations when working with LGBQTIA+ children, youth and families, advocacy, preparing the team, family and child for the process, allyship, pronouns, engaging community partners, vetting resources for LGBQTIA+ families, considerations for the forensic protocol and the use of interview aids. While considerations for the forensic interview will be discussed in this course, the primary focus of this training is on the MDT, as a whole. Information about the variation of this training that focuses on the forensic interview, specifically can be found here. This training can be a 2-hour overview or an eight-hour, in-depth training that is appropriate for all MDT members. The day-long training includes a 90 minute lecture on legal considerations in cases involving LGBTQIA+ children and families taught by prosecutors.