course »Affirming Care with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System

Date: 1/3/2019, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
This training will offer self-reflection related to gender identity development, current terminology, history of diagnostic categories and the sociopolitical contexts in which they were established, and relevant statistics in order to create a foundation from which to explore current affirming models of care for transgender and gender expansive youth and families in the child welfare system. This training will aim to create a shared language among colleagues related to gender development and diversity in order to structure future reflection, collaboration, and advocacy. This training will introduce multidisciplinary resources, both local and national. This training will offer strategies for integrating trauma-informed practices and the Gender Affirmative Model of care into the clinical paradigm as well as institutional practices. Throughout training, intersectionality, oppression, privilege, and power will be assessed and explored.

This training will include visual power point, printed copy of presentation, short video clips with audio, individual reflective writing-based exercises, small-group discussion, and large-group volunteer share-out opportunities.

This training is offered by a transgender, non-binary social worker.