School Training Workshops, Grades K-12
These workshops are designed to fit the needs of your school. We offer one and a half hour training to your teachers and staff to educate them about transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their needs. We will address all of your concerns and discuss the unique needs of your school. We have experience in educating school staff in how to best support transgender students. At the end of this session we will meet with a smaller group including transgender student's teachers, counselors and/or parents or caregivers to discuss the particular needs and concerns for a particular student. We will provide you with handouts, book lists and other resources. After the initial visit TYEF will be available to your school for any and all follow up phone consultations at no additional cost.
School Workshops For Students, Grades 7-12
Teaching Empathy and Compassion: A Workshop On Gender Diversity:
This workshop uses handouts, discussion and videos to communicate with youth about the importance of understanding gender diversity, their gender nonconforming peers and how we can use empathy and compassion to care for, understand, and support these peers and eliminate bullying in our schools.
Transgender Youth: A Compassionate View
This workshop covers the history of the transgender child and youth movement and of the Trans Youth Equality Foundation's work with children and families in New England. We will discuss the needs of youth as well as the direction in which the movement is going. Information will be given Transgender 101 style so that participants will walk away with a full understanding of the issues. We will lead an open discussion to address your needs and concerns and share valuable resources for professionals or advocates to take home. An excellent workshop for any group working with youth, or involved with educational, recreational, religious or civil rights concerns.