June Series of Trans-Specific Workshops Announced
The second series of workshops will focus on providing inclusive and affirmative medical care to transgender and gender non-conforming patients in a primary care setting and a professional development opportunity for educators to learn more about suicide intervention for LGBTQ youth from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. A community workshop will also be held for us to learn how to better support one another during challenging times!
Friday, June 8:
Providing Inclusive and Affirmative Medical Care of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients in a Primary Care Setting (Professional Development workshop).
2pm – 4pm
This 2-hour workshop provides an introduction to best practices for clinicians serving Trans and Gender Non-Conforming patients create affirming provider/patient relationships and support improved health outcomes. Led by Dane Menkin, Clinical Operations Director at Mazzoni Center.
Registration Cost for Professional Providers ( CEU credits): $50.00
Registration Cost for the Public (no CEU credits): $20.00
Saturday, June 16:
More Than Sad (Professional Development and Community workshop)
Noon – 3 pm
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) developed this educational program to help increase teachers’ knowledge and understanding of suicidal behavior in youth — its causes, treatment and prevention. Equipped with such knowledge, it is our hope that teachers will be better prepared to identify and refer students who may be at risk for suicide.
THE GOALS ARE
To increase understanding of the problem of youth suicide, the risk factors that can lead to suicide, and the treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in adolescents.
To increase knowledge of the warning signs of youth suicide, so that teachers and other adults who work with teens are better prepared to identify and refer students who may be at risk.
WHAT TOPICS WILL BE ADDRESSED?
How Big of a Problem is Youth Suicide?
How Can Teachers Help Prevent Youth Suicide? (Includes film.)
What Puts Teens at Risk for Suicide?
What Treatments are Available?
How Can Teachers Identify At-Risk Students? (Includes film.)
How Else Can Schools Decrease Risk?
No cost to attend.
Talk Saves Lives (Community Workshop)
4 pm – 5 pm
A two-hour a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how we can help prevent it. This presentation is intended for audiences age 18 and older.
No cost to attend.