09 May Trans 101: Creating a Safe and Affirming Environment for Transgender Mental Health Consumers
Part of the webinar series, Strategies for Behavioral Health Equity
From 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM ET
At Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York State Office of Mental Health's Office of Diversity and Inclusion / Matthew Canuteson, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, [email protected]
The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to share the next webinar in our Strategies for Behavioral Health Equity webinar series - Trans 101: Creating a Safe and Affirming Environment for Transgender Consumers being held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 10:00am - 11:30am ET. We will be joined by Christian Huygen, Ph.D and Parker Jordan, MSW from Rainbow Heights Club.
This training focuses on how to affirm, support and work with mental health consumers who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, and highlights mental health concerns that disproportionately impact this community due to stigma and marginalization. Participants in this training will come away with a greater sense of comfort and confidence about interacting with transgender and gender nonconforming people in a respectful and affirming manner. Participants will gain familiarity with concepts and vocabulary related to trans identities and experiences, and will also learn specific questions that are appropriate and helpful to ask during the intake process. Participants will also obtain a clear understanding of legal protections for transgender people, as well as the birth certificate gender marker update process as it currently functions both in New York City and statewide.