Samuel Lurie @ MSU - April 6th, 7th and 8th

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Session Descriptions

Session 1 - Transgender Persons: Implications for University Staff/Faculty/Human Services Professionals
Thursday, April 6th, 2:00-4:00pm - MSU Union, Multicultural Center
This training will improve the awareness, comfort and skills among participants seeking more information on this topic. It will also help set up a framework for identifying barriers and problem-solving at an institutional level.

Training in cultural competency for working with this population includes:

  • Understanding terminology and concepts
  • Use of appropriate language and approaches
  • Understanding specific campus needs
  • Identifying ways educational institutions can appropriately support and include transgender or gender-questioning students.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Session 2 - University Health Care Providers Workshop
Friday, April 7th, 8:00-10:00am - Olin Health Center, 2nd floor Meeting Room
Target audience: Health care providers (both mental and physical health) and those looking into or interested in the health care profession.

Transgender students face a daunting range of societal issues that influence barriers in receiving adequate, helpful, appropriate care. Well-meaning providers are often unsure or uncomfortable asking basic questions about care. This training will examine specific health care and HIV prevention and treatment needs of transgender students and to build skills for health service providers to be able to work more effectively with members of this community.

To provide the student perspective, a panel of LBGT students will further provide clinical staff the opportunity to ask questions and have dialogue about their experiences.

Continental breakfast will be provided starting at 7:45am.

 

Session 3 - Meeting the Needs of Transgender Students in Residential Settings: A Workshop for University Housing and Department of Residence Life Staffs
Friday, April 7th, 1:30-3:30pm, Wilson Special Dining Room
To register contact Nikki O'Brien at obrienni@msu.edu

 

Session 4 - Student Leader and Ally Activation
Saturday, April 8th, 12:00-3:00pm - MSU Union, Multicultural Center
Target audience: Current and potential student leaders.

The need for transgender awareness on our campuses is great, but what are you going to do about it? This session is designed for students at all levels of personal awareness on transgender student issues, current AND potential student leaders, who look to be equipped with:

  • An understanding of terminology, language and concepts
  • Knowledge around transgender student issues and activism
  • Understanding of specific campus needs and how to address them
  • An empowered sense of allyship and leadership within and beyond MSU
  • Resources and skills to educate and strategize the campus on transgender issues
  • Immediate opportunities to get involved

Lunch will be provided.

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