Supporting Gender Diverse Youth- Professional Development Opportunity

Supporting Gender Diverse Youth

Presented by Dr. Laura Boyd Farmer, LPC

Friday March 4th, 2016

8:30am – 4:30pm

Registration begins at 8:00am

Lynchburg College – Sydnor Hall in Schewel Hall

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VCA Members $85/Students $75/Non-Members $95

Registration includes lunch (vegetarian option available)

Contact hours certificate provided to all attendees.

Sponsored by VA-ALGBTIC, VASC, LACA, and the Lynchburg College Counselor Education Program

For all counselors who work with adolescents.

This full-day training event will address the needs, concerns, and questions of counselors who wish to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for gender diverse youth, including those who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, non-binary, and questioning.  The presenter will provide an introduction to gender diversity, discuss areas of competence for working with gender diverse youth, factors supporting resilience, clinical and ethical considerations, and facilitate supportive dialogue about practical implications in schools and agencies.  The interactive workshop will include case scenarios, self-reflective activities, and collaborative discussions regarding systemic challenges to supporting gender diverse youth in schools. Resources and referral information will be provided.

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Additional information:

  • Online registration ends February 26, 2016.

  • Onsite registration will be available at $95 rate and does not include lunch.

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