I love partnering with schools to grow in their awareness and expand their skill set for supporting their TGNB students. In an effort to support schools in their work with TGNB youth, I offer a number of specialized trainings for educational settings as well as individual consultations around areas that warrant more focused support. I also provide fun developmentally focused educational presentations on gender directly to students!
Schools are often the first place where youth choose to express or share a gender diverse identity. The emotional safety and acceptance provided by teachers, counselors, and staff is paramount. In my experience, schools may hold the strong intention of supporting their gender diverse students, but they may struggle to know the best ways of doing this. Teachers may feel uncertainty about appropriate ways of discussing gender diversity with their students. Or they may have a transgender or gender nonbinary student who has just come out in their class. They may feel unsure of the best ways to support this student through this transition, while also effectively guiding their class through this change collectively. I offer a number of trainings that attune to these issues, as well as trainings tailored to the more specific needs of schools.