Monday, June 14, 2021June 14 and 16, 2021 | 9:00am-12:00pm PT
This two-part training will highlight best practices for providing prevention services for trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth. We will explore the complex challenges that trans youth of color face within an intersectional framework of culture, religion, and tradition. Participants will learn to utilize culturally competent language and behavior for working with this population, and increase their knowledge of social determinants of health, disparities, health care access, and legal and policy issues that impact trans youth. We will address cultural barriers to family support, outreach, recruitment, and retention. Participants will work together to develop concrete strategies to specific scenarios that they may encounter in their work, and explore trans-affirming practices and systems for effective service provision. Interactive, solutions-oriented, and engaging, this training will provide opportunities for learning and problem solving at all knowledge levels.
At the End of this Session, Participants will:
- Define terms, identities, and concepts associated with trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth communities
- Utilize culturally appropriate language and behavior for working with trans youth and their families
- Describe cultural and religious barriers, social determinants of health, disparities, health care access, and legal and policy issues that impact trans youth
- Develop culturally competent best practices for working with trans youth and their families
About the Trainer:
Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer, public health consultant, and cultural competency trainer who has been advocating for marginalized populations since the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. He is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, which illuminates trans experience from a Chinese American and mixed heritage perspective, and transforms the memoir genre into a cultural competency tool. Over the past three decades, Willy has provided LGBTQ and trans-specific training for hundreds of community health organizations, educational institutions, and businesses. As a trainer, his work is well received for its intersectional curriculum content, his accessible training style, and the practical applications of the knowledge gained. Willy is the recipient of a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Award, and the Transgender Law Center Vanguard Award. He lives in Oakland, California (Ohlone land) with his creative, adventurous partner and three clever kids in elementary, middle, and high school. Learn more at www.willywilkinson.com.