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Mission:
TransActive Gender Center provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.

START Workshops and Trainings

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TransActive Gender Center currently offers the following professional workshops on transgender and gender diverse children, youth and families. If these options do not meet your specific needs, we are happy to work with you to create a custom workshop for an additional cost.

Half-day and full-day trainings are also available for exploring these issues in more depth. Contact us for more details on these options.


Childhood Gender Identity & Expression: Removing the Mystery

All children experience aspects of themselves in unique ways, including internal gender identity and its externalized cousin, gender expression. This workshop is designed to help those working with children and youth to better understand gender identity development, cultural gender myths and stereotypes and their impact on gender diverse and transgender children. It is intended as a broad overview and introduction suitable for all adults who are new to this topic.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of gender identity development and the similarities and differences between transgender and cisgender (non-transgender) populations.
  • Apply knowledge to support gender diverse, transgender and gender-questioning children and youth.

Intended Audience: Educators, childcare workers, parents, caregivers, foster parents and other adult family members; anyone who works closely with youth.

Length: Two or three hour options


Gender Diversity in K-12 School Settings

Transgender students can be found in every school district, county, city and town in the United States. According to some research, as many as 3% of students identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth. This workshop will help educators, administrators and staff identify the unique challenges that transgender and gender diverse students face and offer guidance on how to create and maintain safe and inclusive learning environments.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of gender diversity: identity vs expression vs orientation.
  • Demonstrate inclusive language, support for gender diverse students and address gender-based bullying.
  • Analyze curriculum, lesson plans and classroom activities for inclusiveness for gender diverse student experiences.

Intended Audience: K-12 educators. Focus customization available for grade level served.

Length: Two or three hour options


Schools & Title IX: Protecting Transgender Student Rights

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has issued clarification of the Title IX protections that cover the rights of transgender students to receive an education and participate in school activities free from sex and gender discrimination. This training will help teachers, staff and administrators better understand their obligations under federal, state and local laws and provide them with tools and techniques to help their communities embrace the full inclusion of transgender students in school life.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Title IX and other laws apply to transgender and gender diverse students.
  • Apply legal protections in their classrooms, schools and districts.
  • Analyze school policies, facilities and curriculum for adherence to applicable laws.

Intended Audience: K-12 educators. Focus customization available for grade level served.

Length: Two hours as a stand-alone workshop or a one hour add-on to Gender Diversity in K-12 School Settings workshop.


Schools & Title IX/VII: Protecting Transgender Employee Rights

Federal Title IX, Title VII and local/county/state laws cover the rights of transgender school employees to a workplace free from sex and gender discrimination. This training will help teachers, staff and administrators better understand their obligations under these laws and provide them with tools and techniques to help their communities embrace the full inclusion of transgender employees in school life.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Title VII and other laws apply to transgender and gender diverse school employees.
  • Understand how Title VII and other laws apply to transgender and gender diverse school employees.
  • Analyze and adapt school policies, facilities and curriculum for adherence to applicable laws.

Intended Audience: Faculty and staff at any federally-funded educational institution.

Length: Two hours as a stand-alone workshop or a one hour add-on to Gender Diversity in K-12 School Settings workshop.


Transgender Children & Youth: It Takes a Whole Village

Serving the holistic needs of transgender and gender non-conforming (TG/GNC) children, youth and their families requires the collaboration of a number of providers including pediatric endocrinologists, mental health and primary care professionals, and social service agencies. By working together with our partners in these fields, TransActive Gender Center has been successful in minimizing or even preempting gender identity and gender expression-related trauma experienced by TG/GNC children and youth.

This training will share in detail how an affirming and collaborative model of pediatric care for TGNC children, youth, and their families can provide high-quality wrap-around care that is adaptive, individualized and TGNC patient-centered.

Intended Audience: Medical and mental health providers and social service agencies serving transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth.

Length: Two or three hour options


Contact us to schedule a training.