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Talking with Parents and Caregivers about Sexual and Gender Diversity in Children, Youth and Families – An Introduction
Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This interactive workshop will describe what sexual and gender diversity means and the various ways these diversities may express themselves in children, youth and families. This session will also introduce a gender-affirmation model of care (gender expansive parenting and caring).
As an overview, the workshop will:
- Deepen your understanding of what sexual and gender diversity is and the various ways it may express in children and youth, and specifically within 2SLGBTQIA families;
- Deepen your understanding of affirmation as a framework to better support and celebrate children, youth and families with sexual and gender diversity;
- Build confidence in how best to speak to other human beings (younger and older) about 2SLGBTQIA children, youth and families – especially if you are part of a cisnormative and heteronormative family; and
- Explore gender expansive parenting as a way to promote engagement, productivity and health/well-being for everyone
Facilitator: Mx. Ashley McGhee, The 519
This virtual event is free. Registration required. All current staff, faculty, students and their partners are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.