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GRAND RAPIDS - Meeting the Needs of Transgender Youth
Thu, April 13, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
***Note: This event has been rescheduled. Please register for the new Grand Rapids event date here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-date-grand-rapids-meeting-the-needs-of-transgender-youth-tickets-32397693373
To register for the full day, please select the middle time slot; to attend the morning session only, please select the first time slot.
Join us for Lessons from the Field: Meeting the Needs of Transgender Youth, featuring Children, Youth & Family Consortium's (CYFC’s) Resident Scholar Jenifer McGuire, Ph.D., Regional SNAP-Ed Educator Nathan Hesse, and Extension Educator Cari Michaels, MPH.
This year CYFC is hosting regional events for parents, educators, and professionals who work with families and youth beginning in January 2017. These interactional and workshop-based events will cover current research and prevailing perspectives that promote well-being among all youth. We will explore howgender-inclusive environments can support positive body image, healthy nutrition and physical and mental health.
- Definitions and vocabulary about transgender and gender non-confirming youth, including how terms show up in everyday interactions;
- How communities can support families and families can support gender development among youth;
- How food and economic security, nutrition and body image can specifically influence transgender and gender non-confirming youth;
- How promoting mental health for everyone reduces stigma and builds community.
Registration is required but attendance is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for those attending the full day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continuing Education Units are available for social workers. Find more information, dates, locations, and registration on CYFC’s website.