Back To School: Trans-Spectrum Youth & Re-engagement Anxiety

July 29, 2021 · 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Thursday, July 29, 2021, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3 CEUs or PDUs

The year-long pandemic and it’s associated forms of isolation have left a profound impact on transgender, nonbinary and otherwise gender diverse youth in ways that go beyond the dangers of infection. The closure of in-person classrooms has resulted in decreased access to social support for students, as well as the abrupt return to potentially unsupportive home environments. As hospitals remained overwhelmed combatting the COVID-19 virus, it resulted in delays in access to gender-affirming care for many.

This workshop will explore the ways in which children and youth embracing their identity and living openly in their truth, those in early stages of self-expression, and those living in unsupportive environments have all been uniquely impacted by social isolation. This workshop will also address associated concerns surrounding returning to physical school environments, and the impact it may have on them and their families.

Participants will engage in small group discussion on how to model and communicate the existence of safe and affirming spaces as they acclimate to more socially vibrant learning environments, and will leave more prepared to respond to the needs and concerns of transgender, nonbinary and otherwise gender diverse students.

Cost: $60, includes 3 PDUs

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