Upcoming Training: Transgender Competency for Crisis Intervention & Mental Health Service Providers


On May 30th and 31st I will be providing a workshop for Say Outloud Bellville and a day-long trans competency training for Victim Services for Victims and Survivors of Crime week. 

Transgender Competency Training for Crisis Intervention and Mental Health Service Providers

This day-long training will provide a strong foundation in trans issues and terminology, while additionally introducing some more complex issues faced by this community, including social determinants of health, institutional violence, and diversity within trans identity. Crisis intervention workers and health service providers will explore a range of topics and materials that highlight trans resilience, while also identifying tangible tools to make services more accessible to trans people.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of transgender identity, terminology, and the diversity of transgender lived experience
  2. Participants will become knowledgeable about the social determinants of transgender health and evaluate the accessibility of their own organizations
  3. Participants will be introduced to the new crisis line “Trans Lifeline” and explore the facilitation of transgender resiliency
  4. Participants will begin the process of making their crisis work and mental health services more accessible to trans* individuals in their own region.

Victim Services, Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties offers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week short-term crisis support, practical assistance, information, and referral program to victims of crime and tragic circumstance.

Say Outloud is an alternative youth group that offers a warm, inviting and safe place in the community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, inter-sex, two spirited, queer, questioning youth and their allies.

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