Understanding Transgender Identity

Damien Lopez
Juan Carlos Barrera

Explore the complex nature of gender identity with a focus on the experiences and emotions of transgender individuals. Challenges Faced by Transgender Youth. Creating a Safe and Inclusive Environment, Supporting Mental Health and Well-being. Therapeutic Support, Emotional Validation, Self-care and Coping, Providing Access to Healthcare and Resources and how to be an ally.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the diverse aspects of gender identity, focusing on understanding the experiences and emotions of transgender individuals to foster empathy and awareness of their challenges.
  • Identify and address the specific challenges encountered by transgender youth, and develop strategies to establish safe, inclusive environments that support their mental well-being.
  • Develop practical skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective ally to transgender individuals, including providing therapeutic support, emotional validation, and facilitating access to healthcare and resources within diverse communities.
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