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Understanding Gender Minorities in Child Welfare & Social Systems

Kelsey Pacha

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Understanding Gender Minorities in Child Welfare & Social Systems
Understanding Gender Minorities in Child Welfare & Social Systems

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Kelsey Pacha

Training Description

This training supports providers in understanding intersecting concerns for girls, young women, and transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary youth who are system-involved. Participants will define gender minority as encompassing the gender identities above, and review four systemic barriers for gender minority youth in the child welfare system within our current sociohistorical context. Participants will also identify three differential outcomes and three overlapping concerns for gender minorities in the child welfare system. In small and large groups, we will explore four strategies for addressing systemic & individual barriers for gender minority youth, including reviewing how to advocate for gender minority youth and how to use community resources.

Learning Objectives

· Participant will be able to review and identify four systemic barriers for gender minority youth in the child welfare system.

· Participants will be able to identify three differential outcomes for gender minorities in the child welfare system.

· Participants will be able to identify three overlapping concerns for transgender, gender nonconforming, & nonbinary youth and young women within the social services & child welfare systems.

Agenda

10:00-10:20am Introductions, community agreements, objectives.

10:20am-12:00pm Define gender minority & explore this concept’s utility in social services & the child welfare system. Review four systemic barriers for gender minority youth in the child welfare system. Identify three differential outcomes for gender minorities in the child welfare system. Identify three overlapping concerns for transgender, gender nonconforming, & nonbinary youth and young women within the social services & child welfare systems. Explore four strategies for addressing systemic & individual barriers for gender minority youth.

12:00-12:15pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:15-1:00pm Small group work. Review laws and community resources. Wrap-up.

Meet Our Trainer

Kelsey Pacha, MA, M.Div. is a trans man who has worked with marginalized communities for 15+ years in a variety of settings. He holds a Master of Religion and Psychology, Master of Divinity, and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He is the owner of Kelsey Pacha Consulting, which supports the work of institutions and individuals in increasing their capacity for cultural humility and social justice-informed institutional change. Kelsey offers educational trainings and LGBTQ workplace policy expertise with an emphasis on practical skills, identity awareness, and personal empowerment. He regularly works with corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion officers and LGBTQ affinity groups, as well as legal, clinical, medical, and direct service (including child welfare and faith leader) personnel. For more information, visit kelseypachaconsulting.com or email info@kelseypachaconsulting.com.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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