Moving trans families and loved ones towards acceptance: Clinical strategies for helping clients navigate grief and fear.
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Moving trans families and loved ones towards acceptance: Clinical strategies for helping clients navigate grief and fear.

Are you a mental health professional who is feeling uncertain about how to best support a client as they navigate their loved one’s gender identity/transition?

When a transgender individual “comes out,” there can be painful challenges within the family/relational system. Considering the vulnerabilities of trans persons, it is essential for clinicians to have a framework with which to work that will support both the trans individual as well as their loved one(s).

Clinical work can have a significant impact in helping family members and/or loved ones move toward deeper acceptance. In this session, practical tools are provided that you can begin to use with family members or partners.

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Cumbre de Mujeres - Superando la opresión internalizada para tu bienestar psicológico
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Cumbre de Mujeres - Superando la opresión internalizada para tu bienestar psicológico

¿Sientes baja autoestima? ¿Se te hace difícil creer en ti misma? Estos son síntomas frecuentes de la opresión internalizada. Como mujer Latina o Mestiza es común sentirse menos adecuada que los más privilegiados. La opresión internalizada frena a la gente. Cuando una persona oprimida sigue escuchando mitos acerca de su grupo, la persona empieza a creer esos mitos de sí misma. Es posible que creas que nunca tendrás éxito y que el éxito no te toca a ti, y entonces terminas olvidándote de tus sueños.

Durante el taller, conocerás cómo funciona la opresión y el impacto que tiene. Además, tendrás la oportunidad de compartir tus experiencias vividas en grupo y aprender estrategias de protección frente a la opresión.

La presentación incluirá una mezcla de teoría y de actividades que permiten experiencia práctica.  

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Latinx Cumbre Juvenil - Queer Asterisk's Gender Spectrum & Mental Health
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Latinx Cumbre Juvenil - Queer Asterisk's Gender Spectrum & Mental Health

Is you or someone you are close to queer or transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender expansive, or questioning their gender? Are you exploring what it means to support them or yourself on the journey of exploring gender?

This workshop is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of transgender experience and boost your confidence in your role as an ally for your trans friends, and a space for transgender folks to gain support and validation for their identities and experiences. Participants will practice advocating and addressing transphobia on behalf of your loved one. The facilitator will provide education about gender expansive identities in the context of societal norms. Participants will also gain tools to support and care for themselves and others when they are impacted by oppression.

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Gender Awareness for Friends & Family of Trans People
Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Gender Awareness for Friends & Family of Trans People

Facilitators: Nora Alwah & Luca Pax

Is someone you are close to transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender expansive, or questioning their gender? Are you exploring what it means to support them and care for yourself on the journey of exploring gender?

This workshop is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of transgender experience and boost your confidence in your role as an ally for your trans loved one. Participants will explore examples of family and relationship dynamics during transition, and practice advocating and addressing transphobia on behalf of your loved one. Our facilitators will provide education about gender expansive identities in the context of societal norms.

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