Gender Spectrum Events

 

Gender Spectrum Conference and Professionals’ Symposium

Our annual Conference and Professionals’ Symposium will be held on July 19 to July 21, 2019. See more details here.

 

Gender Spectrum Groups

For information on our online and in-person groups for teens, pre-teens, parents and adult family members, see our Groups Page.

 

Free Webinars: Gender-Inclusive Puberty Education

Gender Spectrum recently released a landmark publication outlining the first-ever comprehensive principles for gender-inclusive puberty and health education (PHE). Coming up in May, we are offering free webinars for parents and two webinars for professionals to learn more about this resource and how you can use it to help communicate with the children and young people in your lives.

A Free Webinar for Parents, Family and Friends:

Principles of Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education

Enter your information here to see a recording of this webinar from May 1, 2019.

 

A Free Webinar for School Health Professionals:

Principles of Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education

from

Gender Spectrum and The American School Health Association

Enter your information here to see a recording of this webinar from May 8, 2019.

With the emergence of gender diversity as a topic that schools are navigating in new and varied ways, school health professionals are often on the frontlines of these efforts. One area in particular–puberty and health education–is especially seen as a place where gender diversity is showing up as never before. In this hour, you can learn how health education can reflect the gender diversity of your students and get valuable information about gender for all students. Based on the newly released principles from Gender Spectrum, the webinar will address the rationale for gender-inclusive instruction and give you concrete ways you can help students of all genders feel safe, seen and supported in your school community. ASHA members can receive free continuing education (CE) credits, and CE credits are available for purchase by non-members.

 

A Free Webinar for Educators:

Principles of Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education

from Gender Spectrum and GLSEN

Enter your information here to see a recording of this webinar from Tuesday, May 14, 2019

With the emergence of gender diversity as a topic that schools are navigating in new and varied ways, one area in particular–puberty and health education–is seen as a place where the need for a sharper gender lens is especially critical. Unfortunately, GLSEN’s 2017 school climate report found that only 6.7% of LGBTQ students reported receiving LGBTQ-inclusive sex education and, overall, Transgender students were more likely than all other students to have negative experiences at school. Gender Spectrum’s first-ever comprehensive principles for gender-inclusive puberty and health education (PHE) has valuable information for all individuals providing this crucial content, or helping schools think about how to do so. Join Gender Spectrum and GLSEN for this free webinar with more information on this landmark resource, research to support your own advocacy, and some tips for applying it in your own context!

 

Free Webinars: Understanding Gender for Parents, Families and Friends

Is there someone in your life you would like to have a deeper appreciation for gender diversity? Or maybe you would like to learn more yourself? This might be the perfect fit! Gender Spectrum’s Pam Wool will host an online webinar on “Understanding Gender” geared towards parents, family and friends.

We would love to hear your questions ahead of time, so please include them in your registration form and we will do our best to have Pam answer them. We hope you and/or your family and friends will join us!

You can join the webinar by Zoom online or by telephone. If you are joining zoom for the first time, we suggest joining a few minutes early, as you may need to download a plugin in order to access Zoom. Webinars will take place at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET on the following dates:

Register for the September 24th, 2019 webinar

Register for the December 9th, 2019 webinar

 

Raising Gender-Expansive Children and Teens: December 7th, 2019, in Oakland, CA

Registration will open in November

A one-day workshop for anyone who has a child in their life that simply doesn’t fit into our society’s notions about gender. 

Are you…

  • Confused by what your child is saying about their gender?
  • Uncertain about how to respond to your child’s gender?
  • Concerned about how you will explain your child’s gender to others?
  • Worried about your child’s prospects for a safe, healthy, and happy future?
  • Seeking ways to advocate for your child’s needs in school, your community, and elsewhere?

Raising kids is challenging; when your child is transgender, Non-binary or otherwise Gender-expansive, the task becomes that much greater.  But you are not alone.

Join Gender Spectrum for a day of learning, conversation, and reflection about your child’s gender. Having walked thousands of parents and families through this journey, we can help you get a better understanding of what may be happening with your child, how to best respond, and what steps to take next. While there are no simple, one size fits all answers, there are strategies you can use as you navigate this path.