course »Creating Trans-Affirming Schools

Date: 2/14/2018, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3.75
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
As increasing numbers of transgender and gender-expansive young people live authentically in their self-identified gender, K-12 schools can foster a positive learning environment by protecting the safety and well-being of these students, and creating systems that support them to get an education like everyone else. Students with trans parents and caregivers also need support, as well as trans colleagues who need to live as their full selves without fear of discrimination. Conducted by the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, this interactive, informative workshop will benefit all faculty, staff, administrators, service providers, and community members in K-12 settings, and provide concrete tools for creating trans-affirming schools. We will explore the breadth of trans and gender-expansive identities, respectful interactions, legal issues, and best practices for addressing gender-specific settings, transition plans, privacy, community resistance, and student records in K-12 schools.