Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Aug 14, 2013

When Pink and Blue is not Enough–meeting the needs of Gender non-conforming and transgender children

TRAINER:  Robin McHaelen, MSW, Executive Director, True Colors, Inc.

DATE:  Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TIME:  9:45-12:00 noon


AUDIENCE:  DARE staff, DARE Family Services

COURSE DISCRIPTION:  Effective October 1, 2011, Connecticut employers with three or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against an employee or applicant based on gender identity or expression. Connecticut lawmakers defined “Gender identity or expression” as “a person’s gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth.”

Transgender Best Practices Guide

Although DCF policy has required non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression since 2004 (policy 30-9), there are few opportunities for DCF workers and Congregate Care Providers to build their understanding and skills in this area of culturally competent programming.  This interactive 3 hour workshop incorporates a combination of lecture, activities and discussion and will include the following:

  • Pre- and post-survey
  • An overview of the gender continuum from early childhood through adolescence and young adulthood
  • Definitions (gender, gender identity, gender expression, orientation, etc.)
  • Exploration of the issues for transgender children and youth in out-of-home care
  • Development of culturally competent strategies to address this population’s unique needs 

Location: DARE Family Services, 1184 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford
This event is 4 miles from you (06106).

9:45 AM - 12 PM

Contact: Jeremy Smith
29 of 30 seats still available
Last day to register: 8/13/2013
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