CCEC: Supporting Transgender & Gender-Diverse Youth in Families, Schools & Communities

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm

$20
Virtual Event $20
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Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children and adolescents have a gender different from their sex assigned at birth. The social contexts in which TGD youth are growing up contribute significantly to whether they encounter mostly support or hostility related to their gender. This presentation provides an overview of the research on TGD youth and their families, schools, and communities. Specifically, hostile or unsupportive practices will be discussed in terms of how they increase poor health and mental health outcomes among TGD youth. Supportive practices will be explored in terms of how they promote health and well-being. Practitioners will identify strategies and skills to engage in a supportive and affirming manner with TGD youth, as well as their families, schools, and communities.

 

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:  

  • Understand transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse young people’s experiences and contexts
  • Identify strategies to support transgender youth within the family context
  • Develop skills at intervening within schools and communities to support transgender youth

 

Cost: $20

CEUs: 2.0

 

For more information contact Robin Nelson at nelsonr@ku.edu

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