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CE: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
2:30 pm4:00 pm
Casa Pacifica, 975 Flynn Rd., Camarillo

Presenter: Mira Krishnan
This workshop will explore the standards of care for the health of transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming youth in care. Participants will be introduced to various gender identity concepts, the impact of gender identity on youth development, and practical strategies for caregivers to provide informed and respectful support to young people in out-of-home care. Best practices will be discussed including self-assessments, non-discrimination, professional development, cultural and linguistic competence, and promoting health peer connections. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Describe various gender identity concepts and their role in human development
• Integrate non-discrimination, and cultural and linguistic competence into caregiving of youth
• Apply best practices for caregivers supporting gender diverse youth
About the presenter: Mira Krishnan is an accomplished public speaker, social entrepreneur and feminist activist, passionate about the lives of girls and women, early childhood development, and sustainable communities. Mira obtained BS and MS degrees in engineering at the University of Michigan. She completed a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Florida, internship in neuropsychology at the University of Chicago, and fellowship in neuropsychology at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. At the state and national levels, Mira co-chairs the American Psychological Association Committee for Transgender People and Gender Diversity. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Equality Michigan. She is a Board Adviser to the Association of Children's Residential Centers
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Registration closes September 19
CE Hours: 1.5