The What & the How: Improving Educational Outcomes through Trauma Informed Support
Is your school ready with tools and systems in place to accommodate the gender needs of TGNC students and to be compliant with this law? The state of California requires school districts to provide equity and access to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) students at school. Support for TGNC students is rooted in the state’s Education Code, and the California Department of Education has also provided guidance on how districts should support their TGNC students.
Orange County Resource Directory team specialists have designed an Identity Support Planning (IDSP) tool to help school districts support their TGNC students. IDSPs facilitate school safety and academic achievement for TGNC students.
Join us for a two-part webinar training series, where field experts Lindsey Etheridge and Heidi Cisneros will share their newly released Identity Support Planning Tool. The series will provide implementation guidance for the plan, advocacy skills, and other strategies for supporting TGNC students. Each session offers plenty of time for Q&A and discussion.
When is this series?
January 31st and February 7th, 2022, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PT
(two consecutive Mondays)
Note that while recommended, it is not required to attend both sessions.
Who is this series for?
This series is offered to school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, mental health professionals, school administrators for K-12, and any other school or mental health professional supporting transgender, nonbinary, and nonconforming students.
What is the sequence of this series?
Up to two Continuing Education Units for each webinar will be available through full participation of each training.
» Part 1 – The What – Identity Support Plan Assessment and Tools
Monday, January 31st, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT
The purpose of this webinar is to support school districts’ ability to successfully implement the Identity Support Planning tool. This first of these two webinars will cover the Identity Support Planning process from the initial assessment to the identity support planning meeting and initial implementation. Case examples will be included.
Outcome – Participants will obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate Identity Support Plans with students.
» Part 2 – The How – Identity Support Plan; Putting the tools into practice
Monday, February 7th, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT
This follow up webinar will expand upon specific scenarios and case examples, as well as give attendees the opportunity to ask specific questions about the process in order to broaden the advocacy skills of the provider.
Outcome – Participants will gain the confidence necessary to advocate and fully implement Identity Support Plans to support the well-being of their students.