A Place For Everyone

Welcoming Gender Diverse Youth

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS TRAINING.

Is your agency or school a safe and welcoming place for young people who are transgender or gender non-conforming? Do you work with at-risk high school aged youth? Would you like to increase your understanding of the unique challenges faced by these young people – and improve your skills for supporting their healthy growth and development?

This free workshop is for you!

Transgender and gender non-conforming youth have often experienced misunderstanding, discrimination and harassment in youth serving programs and schools. Homelessness is also a critical issue as one in five transgender individuals have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Youth workers and educators can play a vital role in the lives of young people who may not have family support, and serve as advocates for inclusive and affirming policies in their settings.

Training objectives: Some previous training on LGBTQ+ youth issues would be helpful but it is not required. Participants in this workshop will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Understanding gender identity and expression;
  • Increasing knowledge and comfort with terminology;
  • Dealing with harassment;
  • Best practices, organizational policies and procedures.

“A Place For Everyone” is sponsored by New Beginnings HIV Prevention Program, Outright Lewiston-Auburn, and the Maine Department of Education. Participating agencies and schools will receive a packet of resource materials for building inclusive environments. CEUs will be available after completion.

This workshop is free. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is very limited; please do not register if you cannot attend the entire day of training from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Registration deadline is Friday, May 11th 2018.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS TRAINING.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this training, feel fill in the form below.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration priority will be given to youth workers and staff from youth/social service agencies, residential programs, and alternative schools who work with teens and young adults at high risk for negative health outcomes or homelessness/out of home placements. Adults/educators who work with younger adolescents, children, or lower-risk populations may submit a registration request but will be placed on the waiting list until after the registration deadline, and contacted as space allows.