Foundations of gender-inclusive work series

This foundational Gender Spectrum series consists of two workshops designed to establish basic understanding of gender diversity and approaches for application to professional practice. Through direct presentation, video clips of youth and others talking about gender, and group reflection and discussion, this series takes participants through a review of basics gender concepts and terminology and then describes concrete methods for applying the lens of gender diversity to mental health, social work and child welfare practices and contexts.

Series Learning Objective:

  • Gain basic understanding of gender diversity and approaches for application to professional practice.

 

Part 1:
Dimensions of Gender

November 17, 2021

or

May 18, 2022

Part 2:
Gender-inclusive Practices in Action

May 25, 2022

 

November 17, 2021

10AM-11:30AM PST

 This training will be repeated (see below)

May 18, 2022

10AM-11:30AM PDT

Register

 Registration will open by 3/18/2022. Join our mailing list for notifications.

Dimensions of Gender

The first workshop in this series, Dimensions of Gender, will include presentation of key terminology and concepts, reflection on personal beliefs and experiences, perspectives from youth and caregivers, and an introduction to Principles of Gender Affirming Care.

Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other family-serving organizations.

Pre-work, Webinar Materials, Additional Resources

Registered participants will receive a password with their confirmation message. Please contact CalTrin for support if needed.

 

May 25, 2022

10AM-11:30AM PDT

 Registration will open by 3/18/2022. Join our mailing list for registration notifications 

 

Gender-inclusive Practices in Action

Part two of this series includes:

  1. Training that builds on understanding of basic concepts of gender and applies them to counseling, social work, child welfare, and institutional settings.
  2. Overview of data about family affirmation and its relation to health and wellbeing outcomes for transgender and other gender-expansive youth.
  3. Discussion of strategies related to supporting transgender and other gender expansive youth in various contexts, including schools, at home and within their communities.

Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other family-serving organizations who have attended Dimensions of Gender. If you are not able to attend one of the two Dimensions of Gender workshops, a recording of this webinar will be available.

Carla Peña

Program Manager, Professional Development, Gender Spectrum

Carla is a queer, non-binary writer, educator, and activist. Committed to equity and social justice, they have focused their life’s work on LGBTQ+ rights, inclusive education, youth work, and community organizing. Born and raised in Queens, New York (the unceded land of the Matinecock/Munsee Lenape people), Carla is the proud child of an immigrant Cuban father and Nuyorican mother. They believe it is everyone’s birthright to thrive and they are expressly dedicated to the liberation and prosperity of QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black/Indigenous, People of color) communities. They currently serve as the Manager of Professional Development at Gender Spectrum. Gender Spectrum is a national organization helping families and professionals create safe and equitable environments for transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive children and teens, while simultaneously establishing conditions that honor and celebrate the gender diversity of all young people. Gender Spectrum operates out of unceded Chochenyo/Ohlone land.