The last few years have seen an increasing number of adults and youth identifying as trans or non-binary. Schools and Social Services agencies are being approached to provide a variety of services to these individuals yet feel at a loss as they struggle to understand the needs of these populations.
The goal of this training is to help anyone working in schools or social services to better understand the issues and challenges experienced by transgender and gender variant individuals.
We will clarify fundamental concepts related to sex and gender and speak to the experience of families who experience the transition of a parent or of a youth. We will look at ways to make our various work and educational environments safer and more inclusive.