Is there a wrong way to be trans? Engaging trans youth and their families around internalized stigma
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While trans people of all ages often internalize transphobic stigma, trans and gender-expansive youth are particularly affected by their families’ explicit and implicit beliefs about trans people. This workshop will identify ways that implicit stigma circulates in families of trans youth, describe case examples, and discuss how to engage families around stigma and trans respectability.
1. Attendees will be able to define the concept of internalized stigma and learn about current research on the mental health impacts of internalized stigma. 2. Attendees will be able to recognize possible signs of internalized trans stigma with clients. 3. Attendees will leave this session with examples and tools for applying the concept of internalized stigma to clinical work with trans youth and their families.