Enhancing your work with Transgender Individuals
Working with transgender individuals can be rewarding if we understand the basics of what it means to be under the transgender umbrella. How is being transgender (gender identity) different from being gay or lesbian (sexual orientation)? What is the appropriate language to use? What type of accommodations can be easily used to help transgender children, youth, adults, or elders feel more comfortable? This workshop will review advanced topics in how to ethically work with transgender individuals.
Preventing Suicide in Transgender Individuals
Suicide risk increases for transgender individuals when they participate in a single gender therapy group with cisgender patients where microaggressions are unaddressed and clinicians, social work professors, and students are unaware of the neurological and genetic research literature. This interactive workshop will entertain and answer all of your questions.
Transgender 101 Summary
Working with transgender individuals can be challenging if we are learning basic terminology. How is being transgender (gender identity) different from being gay or lesbian (sexual orientation)? What is the difference between sex, gender, gender expression, and identity? This entertaining and engaging workshop will discuss a transgender case study and use videos to answer your questions regarding the law, how to create a warm and welcoming environment, and review advanced topics in how to ethically work with transgender individuals.
Federal Expectations, Ethical Requirements, and Legal Requirements when working with Transgender Youth and Adults
What if we are going on an overnight field trip? Many questions arise regarding the obligations for school districts, residential, inpatient facilities, and employers when working with transgender individuals. This engaging workshop will present essential transgender friendly terminology, ethical dilemmas, transgender related legal history, employment and federal requirements, and implementation for your specific setting. Videos, small group discussions, a quiz, and other interactive methods will be used to entertain you while you learn.
Legal Cases involving Discrimination against Transgender Children
This workshop will discuss the legal expectations for transgender children. There have been approximately ten legal cases since 2013 which have relevance for providers, school districts, juvenile detention facilities, residentials, hospitals, and outpatient providers who work with children. Practical applications and ethical obligations for providers will be discussed.