JANUARY 10 Growing Up Transgender, Caring and Advocating for Youth

Growing Up Transgender

For some, the “T” in LGBTQ+ can be a source of confusion. If you want a better understanding of this oft-misunderstood community, we invite you to attend our course. We will define and examine concepts in an open environment and provide ample space for questions.

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 8:30 am-4:30pm

This course will take place at the Rock County Campus in Janesville



Learning Objectives

In this jam-packed and interactive approach to often confusing concepts, participants will explore:

  • The difference between sex and gender, from both a biological and cultural standpoint
  • The transgender legal landscape: current and future challenges
  • The experiences/challenges of transgender youth
  • The role of Health and Human Services professionals in caring/advocating for the Transgender community

    Meet Your Instructors: Christopher Jorgenson and Alexandra Hall

    Christopher Jorgenson currently serves as the director of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at UW-Eau Claire. When not on campus, engaged in advocacy work and teaching in the Woman’s Studies program, he can be seen traveling around the state providing a variety of training programs, most notably: Safe Space Training, Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention Training, (Being) Sex and (Doing) Gender: The Difference and Why It Matters, and QPR & Campus Connect suicide prevention gatekeeper training programs.

    Alexandra Hall, MD is a family physician with extensive experience in transgender medical care. Trained at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Vermont, she has worked for Dean Health Care, Cornell University, and now the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She frequently conducts workshops and trainings for mental and medical health professionals on the care of transgender clients, both on a regional and national level, and has been involved in advocacy for improved access to care as well as appropriate insurance coverage for transgender people.

    Cost Information

    Early Bird Fee: $159 (through October 1)

    Full Price Registration Fee: $189 (after October 1)

    Registration includes instruction, course materials and lunch.