Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward

10/19/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: Diversity Training, Gender Diversity

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

This workshop will arm participants with a better understanding of the complex personal, social, political and medical challenges that affect the lives of transgender people. Discussion will be relevant to those across the age spectrum, and include a retrospective examination of how generational attitudes toward gender diversity have impacted policies, civil and human rights, and access to healthcare.

Attendees will gain increased perspective on the complex historical and cultural attitudes and politics that have impacted the lives of transgender people, including detailed data on evolving psycho-medical approaches to care in the 20th and 21st century.

This knowledge will enhance and improve the implementation of personal and professional advocacy efforts in the areas of social justice, service delivery and family support. The training will be relevant to people of all ages and professional levels.

Following the training, participants will be equipped to:
- Engage more effectively with transgender people of all ages through greater understanding of the historical, institutional and societal challenges they encounter in their respective professional settings
- Interpret detailed data on psycho-medical approaches to care in order to provide more supportive services to transgender students and clients
- Facilitate more effective service delivery and expanded outreach to populations and communities in need

Cost: $100 by 9/26, $125 after. Includes 6 PDUs or Washington Clock Hours. Alumni save 20%. $25 student rate

About the Presenter
Jenn Burleton is considered an authority and nationally recognized leader on issues relating to transgender and gender diverse children and youth. Prior to her position as Program Director of the TransActive Gender Project at Lewis & Clark College, Jenn was a founder of TransActive Gender Center, where she served as executive director for 12 years. In the past she has served in one capacity or another with the following organizations: Oregon Health & Science University (Transgender Health Program Advisor), Multnomah County Dept. of Human Services (LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup), Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition (OSSCC), Basic Rights Oregon Transgender Rights Working Group. Jenn Burleton has guided development of teaching tools that have defined and expanded understanding of how gender identity develops, is experienced and expressed. Her work has been referenced in Andrew Solomon’s best-selling book, “Far From The Tree” and Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper’s groundbreaking book, “The Transgender Child”. She has co-authored peer-reviewed transgender research and contributed to the American Psychological Association’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People.”