ICESA is excited to host Graham Brinklow from Indiana Youth Group (IYG) for this topical training!
This training is a safe, non-judgmental and interactive space to openly ask and discuss any questions or concerns you have about working with and supporting youth and adult clients who self-identify as lesbian, gay, transgender and/or gender nonconforming, bisexual, queer, questioning, or other gender identities and sexual/romantic orientations. With a focus on creating safe spaces, we will discuss some basic concepts of intersecting identities, learn best practices in working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults, as well as direct implications to apply to your professional role. Additionally, with a focus on becoming a safe provider, we will discuss the concepts of assigned sex at birth, gender, romantic attraction and sexual attraction. Participants will learn statistics and personal stories about barriers transgender and gender nonconforming individuals face when seeking treatment for physical and mental health issues, and the changes organizations can make to be more welcoming and affirming. Relevant resources in the latest best practices for working with transgender youth and adults are also provided.
This 3.5 hour training will be offered twice on June 1, 2017. The first opportunity will be 9:00am-12:30pm and the second opportunity will be 1:30pm-5:00pm. Please only sign up for ONE of these time slots - if you sign up for both, you will be sitting through the exact same training twice!
Cookies, iced tea, lemonade, and coffee will be provided. Gender-neutral + gender-segregated bathroom facilities will be available on-site.