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Acceptance Is Protection: Supporting Families Caring for Transgender Youth

Presenter: Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT

November 12, 2021 • 9:30am - 12:30pm (Online)

Fee: $100.00 | FIW Alumni: $90.00

CEU's: 3

Acceptance Is Protection: Supporting Families Caring for Transgender Youth
 
When a child comes out as transgender, everyone in the family goes through a form of transition. Specifically, families who do not identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ communities have diverse and complex responses. Whether they are overwhelmed by fear or grief, feeling helpless or competent, families need to process a wide range of thoughts and feelings, often embedded in multigenerational and cultural legacies around gender and sexual diversity. Parents face the need to adjust fast to respond to their child’s needs, advocate for them in the social world, while dealing with their own experiences and possible difference of values on the matter.
 
This workshop will present a short overview of gender identity development in childhood as well best clinical practices to provide gender-affirming relational care to families of transgender and gender expansive youth. Through case vignettes, lecture and interactive discussion, participants will identify ways to engage families, work with rejecting parents, identify their own resonances as well as integrate their clinical practice in the larger needs for education, advocacy and collateral support many families need. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 2 weeks before event for a refund fee, minus a $25.00 administrative charge; Less than 2 weeks, credit applied towards a future workshop. Visit our website at www.FIWNY.org to register.

CEU’s: Distributed to anyone holding a degree in social work or marriage and family therapy in the state of New York. If you have an out-of-state license, please contact your states education department and ask if they are willing to allow CEU’s from NYSED approved providers.  Please follow your states education departments rules and procedures. Attendees are required to attend our workshops in its entirety and complete the evaluations forms in order to receive a CEU certificate.

Due to the challenges of COVID-19, the Family Institute of Westchester will offer all Workshops online.  A link will be sent to all registered attendees one week prior to the date of the workshop along with the evaluation form.

Family Institute of Westchester SW CPE 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 #0076 and Marriage and Family Therapy MFT-0016

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Bio:
Jean Malpas (he, him, his), LMHC, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City (jeanmalpas.com) and the founder of the Gender & Family Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. For the past 20 years, he has presented nationally and internationally on topics of gender, sexuality, couple and family therapy. His work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, couples, and families has been published in numerous books and journals. Media appearances include the TEDx Talk “The Gift of Gender Authenticity,” National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” PBS’s Frontline: “Growing Up Trans,” and more. Jean’s groundbreaking work as Executive Director of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project has been recognized by the Stonewall Community Foundation’s 2016 Visionary Award and the American Family Therapy Academy’s 2018 Social Justice Award. 
Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT
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