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Saturday, October 1 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Using Gender Support Plans

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For many caregivers and educators, even the possibility of a young person announcing a change in their gender status at school seems overwhelming if not impossible. However, some transgender students are taking this courageous step and successfully doing so while remaining enrolled in their educational institution. What are the key elements of a positive experience? What preparation, training and conditions need to be considered as students and their families make the difficult decision to support a child's authentic gender in the classroom? After exploring key principles that must be considered when a student shares their gender with their school community, the session will present specific tools and resources for supporting a student to safely and successfully do so.

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Carla Pena

Director of Training, Professional Development, Gender Spectrum
Carla Peña is a queer, non-binary writer, educator, and activist. Committed to equity andsocial justice, they have focused their life’s work on LGBTQ+ rights, inclusiveeducation, youth work, and community organizing.Born and raised in Queens, New York (the unceded land of theMatinecock/Munsee... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT