We’re pleased to be hosting this #MacroSW Twitter Chat on transphobia in health and mental health settings. What does affirmative care look like? What are social workers doing to advocate for our transgender clients, colleagues and communities?
This week, Fae Johnstone @FaeJohnstone (White, Trans, She, They), a trans organizer and consultant from Ottawa, will help us gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of trans identities. Their talk , titled Stepping Up on Queer and Trans Youth Mental Health, is one of two essential resources for this week’s chat.
Please watch the 24-minute video, Stepping Up. In it, Fae explains basic vocabulary (nonbinary, cissexism, gender identity, assigned gender, etc.), plus the extraordinary and depressing statistics on lgbtq youth mental health. They share their own story of walking out the door every day as a queer trans youth.
The second essential resource for this week’s chat is Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People, with practical tips and training resources.
This chat will give you resources on how to support trans clients, and ideas about how we can collectively address the…
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