Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward

12/10/2021 - 9:00am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: Staff Cultural Compentency, Gender Diversity

This online workshop will help participants have 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.

Using lecture, video and interactive engagement, 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 - Respond to increasing levels of anti-trans disinformation and hate

Dates and Time: Friday-Saturday, December 10-11, 2021, Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Saturday 1-4 p.m.

Presenter: Jenn Burleton, Director, TransActive Gender Project

Cost and Credits: $100 by 11/11, $125 after. Includes 6 CEUs or PDUs. Alumni, Lewis & Clark School-based Mentors and Supervisors, and Adjunct Faculty save 20%. Free for Lewis & Clark Clinical Supervisors, Staff and Faculty Students: $25

About the Presenter Jenn Burleton is considered an authority and nationally recognized leader on issues relating to transgender and gender diverse children and youth. In addition to her work with TransActive Gender Project, she has served on Oregon Health & Science University’s Transgender Program Advisory Committee, and the LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup for Multnomah County. She was a 2014 recipient of Multnomah County’s “Sy Award” for lifetime commitment to social justice and has been recognized as a “Queer Hero” by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest.