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Trans 101: Creating a Safe and Affirming Environment for Transgender Consumers

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
10:00 am11:30 pm

The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to partner with Christian Huygen, Ph.D. and Parker Jordan, LMSW from Rainbow Heights Club to make their training webinar - Trans 101: Creating a Safe and Affirming Environment for Transgender Consumers available to behavioral health providers outside New York City. This engaging presentation will focus on how to affirm, support and work with mental health consumers who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming and will also highlight the mental health concerns that disproportionately impact this community due to stigma and marginalization. Attendees will come away with a greater sense of comfort and confidence about interacting with transgender and gender-nonconforming people in a respectful and affirming manner.

This training focuses on how to affirm, support and work with transgender and gender nonconforming mental health consumers, and highlights mental health concerns that disproportionately impact these communities due to stigma and marginalization. Participants in this training will come away with a greater sense of comfort and confidence about interacting with transgender and gender nonconforming people in a respectful and affirming manner. Participants will gain familiarity with concepts and vocabulary related to trans identities and experiences, and will also learn specific questions that are appropriate and helpful to ask during the intake process. Participants will also obtain a clear understanding of legal protections for transgender people, as well as the birth certificate gender marker update process as it currently functions both in NYC and NYS.

This 1.5 hour interactive virtual training is designed for social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, case managers, CASACs, mental health counselors, outreach and intake workers, peer specialists, and other health and human services providers.

State of New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0227. Licensed Master Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers who attend this class in its entirety will receive 1.5 contact hour toward renewal of their social work license.

If you’re located in New York City, please email parkerjordan@rainbowheights.org to request NYC-specific training dates and registration links.

If you’re located outside New York City, this training will be hosted on the following dates.
Tuesday, January 31st from 10-11:30 am
Wednesday, February 22nd from 3-4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 14th from 10-11:30 am
Thursday, March 23rd from 3-4:30 pm
Tuesday, April 11th from 10-11:30 am
Thursday, April 20th from 3-4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 26th from 10-11:30 am

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