Gender Literacy for Inclusive Youth Work

bulletOnline Training

bulletRecorded on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

bullet2 hour training

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$40 for non-YIPA members

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From the moment we’re born, we’re bombarded with messages about gender identity. But most of those messages are based on outdated concepts that sex assigned at birth is the only indicator of gender identity. Current research is expanding our understanding beyond a binary definition and we can see youth today having far greater fluidity in their expression of gender. Unfortunately, they often find the people, places, and systems around them to be unwelcoming or unsafe.

As a youth worker, you may not even realize how many youth in your program are facing challenges around gender identity. When youth don’t feel safe or included in programming, they are more likely to withdraw or express risky behaviors and their relationships and emotional well-being suffer. You can change that by increasing your own gender literacy. You’ll have a safe space to ask questions about gender diversity without fear of being wrong or making a mistake.

This training will help you learn how to intentionally create safe and supportive environments that are inclusive to all. You’ll learn about gender identity, the differences between sex and gender, commonly held myths, and how to eliminate micro-aggressive language. You’ll leave with tools to support all youth to feel safe to be themselves with you and in your program spaces – no matter their gender identity. Are you in?

Your Learning Objectives

  • Know the difference between sex and gender and how both are assigned at birth
  • Honor the importance of affirming gender pronouns, names, and identity labels
  • Recognize common trans micro-aggressive phrases and practice inclusive alternatives
  • Learn strategies to improve your language and workplace to be more gender-inclusive

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Your Trainer

Logan Sand is the SELF program coordinator. Holding an M. Ed in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, they are focused on teaching sexuality education through an intersectional and anti-oppression lens. Logan has experience teaching both youth and adults, and enjoys working with people of all ages. Though they are dedicated to teaching all facets of sexuality, they are especially focused on teaching about consent and gender diversity. In 2017, Logan did a presentation at the National Sex Ed Conference. Logan is equally committed to face-to-face education and curriculum development having done work with Family Tree Clinic in St Paul and Access Matters in Philadelphia before coming to Lutheran Social Services. They are trained on delivering the following curricula: Making Proud Choices, Sexuality for All Abilities, It’s That Easy, All4You!/All4You2!

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: DIVERSITY.

Trainings presented in this focus area will raise your awareness to recognize and transcend your inherent biases, address your unconscious prejudice, and see cultural competency as an ongoing process of development.

Details

  • Online Training
  • Recorded on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • 2 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $40 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
  • This training will count as 2 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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