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Working with Families of Trans & Non-Binary Youth

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Learn about the importance of family and caregiver acceptance of trans & non-binary youth and how to help guide families towards affirmation

We know that parents and caregivers have a wide range of responses to young people in their family or care coming out as transgender or non-binary. We also know that affirming trans and non-binary youth is essential for their mental health, for their safety, and for their futures. In this course, Sean Lare LCSW-C will guide professionals who work with trans and non-binary youth and their caregivers or families to meet both the parent/caregivers and the young person where they are in their process and help to identify where the adult is on the spectrum of acceptance.

In this course we will dive briefly into family systems work, spend time considering the short and long term impacts of family rejection on trans, non-binary, and gender diverse youth, and discuss methods to assess where the adults are in their ability and willingness to affirm and accept their young folks as well as help to guide the family unit towards attunement. This session will include small group work, case examples, and some best practices in creating care plans that support every member of the family to move towards acceptance, affirmation, and care.

Participants be able to:

  • Name and describe the 5 stages of the Nelson Continuum as they relate to reactions to a person coming out as transgender or non-binary
  • Provide 1 example from each stage of how a person might respond and explain how that type of response might affect a transgender or non-binary person
  • Identify 2 different approaches used to support the youth and parent/caregiver
  • Identify 1-2 external resource or supports for a youth
  • Identify 1-2 external resources or supports for a parent/caregiver

Date: April 14, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET | 9:00 – 12:00 PM PT

Sliding Scale Rates:

We want folks who want to attend to be able to do so, regardless of economic constraints, while also making sure that we are operating in accordance with our values of paying our trainers fairly for their time, energy and lived experiences, while using sustainable business practices. (Please see our blog post here for a deeper dive into how we selected our sliding scale structure.) The full cost of attendance is $175 per person. We set aside a certain number of Sliding Scale spaces, but when folks who can afford to pay more do (Benefactors), we are able to use the difference in price to make another sliding scale seat available to those in need at this or a future offering. Please use our handy graphic to help determine your registration level.

$175 – $375 – 15+ seats available (Full Price [$175] & Benefactor levels [$225, $275, $325, $375])

$85 – 1 seat available (Sliding Scale)

$125 – 2 seats available (Sliding Scale)

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 HOUR(S) of CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

AASECT CEs are accepted by many mental health and medical credentialing bodies – please check with your board about how AASECT credits can be transferred. (Each board is different, and we would never want to misguide you, so we are unable to advise about whether or not your board will accept AASECT credits.)

AASECT Certification Disclaimer

Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact [email protected]

You must register for CEs in order to receive them for this offering. Before you check out, you will be provided with the option to add CEs to your registration. (It is located as an additional option below each of the registration levels.)

Finalizing your registration:

Once you have completed your registration, you will receive confirmation from Eventbrite, along with an email from TTI Registration – that email will include a link to a registration survey that you will need to complete in order to finalize your attendance.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our webinar & course policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our website, or email our Registration Coordinator, Forever Moon, at [email protected] (Please note that our emails sometimes get stuck in spam folders because of the word transgender. If you are missing an email from us, please check your spam/junk folder.)

About TTI:

TTI is proudly trans-owned and run business. We are a team of transgender and non-binary educators who facilitate professional development and personal growth trainings with the goal of creating a more just, equitable and affirming world. All of our content is facilitated by our team of transgender and non-binary educators, so you are always learning directly from –and financially supporting– transgender and non-binary community members.

The funds generated from this webinar go directly to our team members, with 55% going to the facilitator, 30% going to the support team, and 15% going to cover our operating expenses. Learn more about us and our values here.

Event Details


April 14, 2023


12:00 PM - 3:00 PM






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