NEXT SANTA CRUZ MEETING:

Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers November 2018:

TransFamilies of Santa Cruz
Saturday March 2nd, 3-5 pm
The Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church
532 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA
Calvary Episcopal Church is an affirming church that welcomes people of all genders. TransFamilies does not have an affiliation with the church, beyond renting space for our meetings.


TransFamilies of Watsonville PV
Saturday, March 16th 3:00-5:00 pm
46A Brennan St, Watsonville, CA

If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call Heidi at 831-251-7749 or email: TransFamiliesofSantaCruz@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Understanding Gender: A free workshop for parents, guardians, and other adult allies


Please join us for

Understanding Gender

A free workshop for parents, guardians, and other adult allies who want a deeper understanding of gender and youth
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Lakeview Middle School — Watsonville

Registration Open — Sign up today!

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Light breakfast, snacks and lunch provided
Simultaneous Spanish Translation provided
Understandings of gender are changing rapidly and it can be challenging to keep up! Parents might believe that they only have to pay attention to their child’s gender if it falls outside of traditional gender norms. While it is true that transgender, non-binary, and otherwise gender-expansive children are particularly at risk, every child is limited by traditional gender roles and stereotypes. Parents and ally adults play a crucial role in creating a safe and supportive environment for all young people around their gender.
We hope you’ll join us for a day of learning, conversation, and reflection about youth and gender, including such topics as:
  • A framework to help you understand the dimensions of gender
  • Some common terms and the ways in which understandings of gender are changing
  • How children and youth see gender communicated in our society
  • Affirmative parenting practices around gender
  • How your own experiences with gender may affect your parenting
  • Some suggestions for talking with children and teens about gender
  • An informational workshop on the medical aspects of gender transition in youth presented by Dr. Jen Hastings
Schedule for Parent/Guardian/Adult Ally Summit
9:00-9:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:30-9:45 am: Introductions, logistics, and visit from local elected officials
9:45-11:45 am (with short break about halfway through):
Overview of Gender presentation by Pam Wool of Gender Spectrum
  • A framework to help you understand the dimensions of gender
  • Some common terms and the ways in which understandings of gender are changing
  • How children and youth see gender communicated in our society
  • Affirmative parenting practices around gender
  • How your own experiences with gender may affect your parenting
  • Some suggestions for talking with children and teens about gender
11:45 am-12:30 pm: Lunch and Mini-resource Fair
12:30-1:30 pm: Two options:
  • Medical Aspects of Gender Transition by Dr. Jen Hastings
  • Parent Panel: Parenting Gender Diverse Kids
1:30-1:35 pm: Short Break
1:35-2:00 pm: Closing, Q&A

Registration Open — Sign up today!

Register by February 28
                   



https://safeschoolsproject.org/queer-summit-parent-guardian-spring-2019/

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