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Friday, May 31 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Teaching Trans Health: Effective Workshop Facilitation and Capacity Building

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Teaching about trans health and inclusion is a vital step in creating and strengthening organizational and individual capacity to serve transgender and gender expansive youth in a variety of settings, including healthcare facilities, mental health clinics, academic institutions, and others. There are both practical and ethical considerations that must be examined in order to teach this material effectively and work with learners’ needs. This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to teaching about trans and gender expansive youths’ needs and health, and approaching capacity building using trans-affirming conceptual frameworks. We will discuss basic facilitation skills and curriculum building, and examine the ethical responsibilities we take on in teaching about gender and speaking about trans youths’ experiences. We will also address issues around how facilitators' identities interact with the material, and the importance of using intersectional frameworks that center marginalized experiences on multiple axes.


Elana Lancaster

Elana Lancaster is a workshop facilitator, health educator, and technical assistance consultant specializing in transgender health and inclusion, and sexual and reproductive health. He facilitates workshops on best practices in LGBTQ inclusion and health for clinicians and healthcare... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
East Elmhurst Room