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Parenting the Rainbow: Supporting Families of Transgender Youth (Live Online)



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Description

Registration Open

Registration Opens: Friday, August 12, 2022


Course Format

Live interactive webinar: Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion by unmuting and directly asking questions or through the chat feature in Zoom. 


This training will focus specifically on how to work with a variety of families who have a child or adolescent who is transgender. Providers, as well as involved family members, are often unfamiliar with the complex developmental, health, mental health, transition needs for trans youth, as well as challenges faced in various life areas such as school, work, and social activities. When working with trans children, therapists often find themselves navigating two parallel processes: the identity development and marginalizing experiences for the trans child AND building acceptance and affirmative practices within their parents, which is related to significantly reduced suicide risks in trans youth. However, parents may carry generational trauma, internalized colonized gender beliefs, and fear that may impact both their child’s mental health, as well as their relationship with their children. Working with families of trans youth is a challenge that is distinctly more complex than cisgender families.

You will leave this training with a greater understanding and comfort level in working with the families of gender expansive and transgender youth. Key content will focus on:

  • Understanding Transgender Identities & Development
    • Terminology of identity related to sex and gender
    • Biology of gender development
    • Colonized & Decolonized understanding of gender
    • The difference between gender variation and gender dysphoria in children, adolescents, and adults as a matter of diversity, not pathology
    • Affirmation and Transition process
  • Common Reactions in Parents of Trans Youth
    • Early stage denial/fear reactions
    • Mid stage processing reactions
    • Late stage pride/advocacy
  • Common Identity Intersections
    • Neurodivergence
    • Queer/Trans Parents
    • Ethnicity
    • Trauma
    • Religion
    • Generational Trauma
  • Multiculturally competent best practice and evidence-based practice for working with families of trans youth
    • Preparing Self for Work with Trans families: Building Self-Awareness & Reducing Bias
    • The “Diagnosis” & Family Shock: Providing Psychoeducation on Trans Masking & Development
    • Teaching a Gender Affirming Approach to Parents
    • Familial Denial & Fear: Using Person-Centered Practices to Create Space for Parents
    • Teaching Boundaries & Parallel Process Support
    • Teaching Active Listening & Building Empathy
    • Providing Psychoeducation
    • Recovering from Family Conflicts & Mistakes (Deadnaming, Misgendering)
    • Mediating in Individual & Family Therapy
    • Using Liberation Psychology Techniques
    • Loss of Social Supports
    • Divorce & Custody Issues
    • Unmasking Impact – When Parents Gender Identities Shift with Their Children
    • Teaching Families to Be Advocates for Their Child
    • Connecting Families into Trans Parents’ Networks
    • When Families won’t budge: Where do you draw the line?
    • Legal & Ethical Components of Identity Management

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the terms related to gender, gender expansiveness and transgender identities;
  2. Differentiate the behavioral health needs in the parallel process of transgender youth and their families;
  3. Identify intersectional demographics that can impact the therapeutic process;
  4. Use best practices to support and educate involved family members in individual and family therapy.

Research:

Target Audience: Social workers, mental health counselors, case managers, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, addictions professionals, psychologists, and other interested parties.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Registration

Registration open until: Friday, September 23, 2022


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6


ASWB ACE approved continuing education

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.


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Handouts

Trainer

Misty Ginicola (She/They), Ph.D., LPC, CYA-RYT-200's Profile

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Misty M. Ginicola, Ph.D., LPC, is a Professor and Program Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the Counseling and School Psychology department at Southern Connecticut State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Yale University in 2006, where she specialized in children’s mental health. Dr. Ginicola also works with Queer and Trans youth and adults in her private practice, Walk in Balance Counseling. Her personal and professional experiences intersect in counseling and advocating for marginalized populations, including BIPOC, neurodivergent, and queer and transgender folx, among others. Among her numerous publications on these issues, Dr. Ginicola’s 2017 book ‘Affirmative Counseling with LGBTQI+ People’ is a quintessential counseling resource for therapists. She also created an online blog publication and community called Raising Real on Medium. Dr. Ginicola is queer and genderfluid, works with families of trans youth in her practice, is connected with a wide network of parents of queer and trans youth across the globe, and is a parent of two trans children.


Online Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course you will be able to access the course materials. 

How do I test my system / access the online training?

To access the program, please log into your account. Please plan to log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. Click on the Launch Viewer button next to your program title to confirm you can see video and hear audio. You will enter the room with your microphone muted and your camera off. For the best experience, please leave these settings as is unless instructed otherwise. 

How do I access the course materials

To download course materials, log into your account. Under the seminar name click on the Handouts button.

For some trainings, the course handouts may not be available until the morning of the program.

Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.


Strongly Encouraged Hardware
- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Live Online Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal. 

- Attend the entire course.  Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. Participation in small group activities is required.

- Document participation codes and respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Participants must input the codes in the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly and participate in at least 75% of the polls.

-  After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Agenda

9:00am - 10:15am: Understanding Transgender Identities & Development

10:15am - 10:30am: Break

10:30am - 12:00pm: Common Reactions in Parents & Identity Intersections

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Highlight on a Trans Family: Zoom interview with Parent of a Trans Child

1:30-2:30pm: Multiculturally competent best practice and evidence-based practice for working with families of trans youth

2:30pm - 2:45pm: Break

2:45pm - 4:30pm: Providing Multiculturally Competent Best Practice Continued

OMH Cancellation Policy

Please notify us by email at least five business days before the scheduled training for anticipated cancellations.  All emergency cancellations must also be reported by email.  Contact us at sw-ebp@buffalo.edu.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings

The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.

Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $15 processing fee OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

3.25 - 5.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $25 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

6-11.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

12 or more CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 60 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 59 to 6 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 5 days or less prior to the training      No gift cards or refunds will be issued
  • Visit ubswce.ce21.com and refer to the "CEs/Contact Hours" tab on the respective training page to confirm the number of approved CEs/Contact Hours. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Self-Study Training

  • Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards

Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Loyalty Reward Points

  • Participants who request a refund will forfeit any Loyalty Reward Points they may have received from that purchase.
  • Participants who request a refund on a purchase paid for with Loyalty Reward Points will have those rewards credited back to their account within 5 business days of the refund being processed.

Substitute Attendance

If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Check Refund

Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 4 weeks to process.

UB Cancelled Trainings

  • If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full.
  • Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed trainings and workshops may still be taking place.
  • Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5841 if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held.

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