Understanding Gender Identity
Discussions of Gender and Gender Identity are Everywhere. Concepts of Gender are being discussed even as new terms are being created. It’s ok if you are struggling to figure out what it all means; you’re not alone if you’re confused. This series provides information and tools needed for those new to the topic and for those who want to deepen their understanding. This is meant to be a safe place to ask questions. Participants will receive Janna’s toolkit of practical tips you can use in everyday life to support trans people in your families/organizations/communities.
Facilitated by Janna Barkin, author, educator, parent coach, support group facilitator, and parent of a transgender child.
Three-session Zoom series, including two educational sessions (one hour each –
1 NASW CEU each) and a special storytelling panel (two hours – 2 NASW CEUs).
Session 1 (April 14, 12:30 – 1:30, 1 NASW CEU)
Foundations of Gender- vocabulary, definitions
Pronouns-why they are important and how to make the adjustment
Session 2 (May 12, 12:30 – 1:30 1 NASW CEU)
Fathers and Gender – fathers and families “in transition”
Myths and Truths about gender and being trans
Session 3 (May 18, 12:30 – 2:30 2 NASW CEUs)
How to be an Ally
Questions and Answers