Working with Transgender or Gender Nonconforming Youth
Educators are becoming increasingly aware of the diverse mental health needs of transgender and gender expansive youth. While transgender people have received greater visibility and acceptance, as well as increased legal protections, educators need to examine their school policies and practices in schools. Providing support requires educators to learn about the differences between sex, gender, and sexuality; to be proactive in creating inclusive policies before issues arise; to work closely with students to understand their needs, and to implement strategies that support transgender youth.
At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:
- Describe what it means to be transgender, gender expansive, and gender non-conforming.
- Explain the differences between sex, gender, and sexuality
- Identify unique medical and psychosocial challenges transgender students face in schools
- Demonstrate school practices that are legally compliant and welcoming of all students
11/2/2021 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM (VIRTUALLY)