Supporting Trans* and Gender Expansive Students from K-12

This one-day workshop, facilitated by the Gender and Family Project’s Coordinator of Training and Education Benjamin Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT, and Clinical Associate Nicole Davis, LCSW, will offer participants advanced understanding and best practice guidelines for working with transgender and gender expansive students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Participants will increase understanding and awareness with regards to the continua of sex, gender identity, and gender role, examining best practice guidelines for gender inclusivity in public and independent schools as well as other educational settings. Updated research on gender development, family acceptance and optimal environmental adjustments needed to maximize educational potential will be presented. Additional topics the workshop will cover include gender diversity (including gender expansive and gender nonconforming children), how to speak with children and families about gender, gender socialization and how to address gender-related bullying. Together we will review the NYC’s Department Of Education guidelines for addressing the needs of transgender students, as well as identify regional supports and referrals for trans students and their families.

Faculty: Benjamin Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT and Nicole Davis, LCSW

Date: Monday, October 24th, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 6
CE Credits for NASW: 5

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE 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 #0052.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111
training@ackerman.org