course »Name & Gender Changes and LGBTQ Discrimination in Educational, Child Welfare, & Social Systems Part 1-

Date: 5/31/2022, 9:00 am—12:30 pm
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
This 6 hour training broken up into two 3-hour trainings will educate providers about federal and California state laws that protect LGBTQ youth in care, as well as alert them to procedures for reporting anti-LGBTQ discrimination in educational, therapeutic, and child welfare contexts. Participants will review legal protections for youth in regards to placement, medical care, gender-affirming medical care and therapy, and access to sex-segregated spaces. Participants will learn procedures for how to support a client’s name and/or gender change, whether minor or adult, and how to do so when clients have a legal guardian other than a parent, or one or more parents still listed as guardians. Participants will also discuss how to make strategic choices to support name, gender, and pronoun changes among youth clients outside a court-ordered process. Participants will participate in a group assessment regarding knowledge of these laws, learn procedures for filing various types of discrimination reports, and complete a case study in small groups.