Transgender Issues in Foster Care

Brock Maylath, Transgender Allies Group | Nic Ott, Transgender Allies Group

June 2015

Training Description

In this training, participants will understand the issues experienced by LGBTQ youth in foster care; define transgender and gender non-conforming concepts, along with other key terms and concepts related to transgender people; discern the difference between gender (biological sex, including intersex concerns, gender identity) and sexual orientation; the impact of stigma on mental and behavioral health (research findings); identify discrimination and micro-aggressions against transgender people; and acquire improved skills for being an ally.