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Understanding Trauma in Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth

  • Eastern Michigan University McKenny Hall 878 West Cross Street Ypsilanti, MI, 48197 United States (map)

Course Description:

This workshop will provide a working definition of terms, including: trauma, PTSD, community trauma, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, intersex, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, the continuum of gender, gender transition, and ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology. You will examine multiple risk factors that lead to trauma in transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth from a solution-focused lens and ways these traumatic incidents adversely impact transgender individuals and their families. In addition, you will learn specific mental health strategies that may be used to address trauma in children and adolescents who are transgender or gender non-conforming. You will explore specific strategies for advocating for youth within schools, communities, and families to improve youth mental health, health, and educational outcomes and to support familial bonds to reduce the prevalence of bullying, family dissolution, and other traumatic events.

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CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Michigan State School of SW

Contact Information:
Mary Aymor