Discussion and Q&A with audience relating to inclusion and policies within corporations related to Trans community. Discussion on how Foxwoods interacts with Trans community both from an employer and customer perspective."
"The goal of this workshop is to help non-trans (cis-gendered) individuals navigate the ins and outs of being an ally to the Trans community. Many people who have a friend or loved one that identifies as transgender and/or who want to be strong supporters of the trans community may find themselves reluctant to speak up or ask questions due to fear of saying the wrong thing. This workshop will be an discussion and open forum to process these feelings and explore some ways to be supportive and accurate allies.
Talking points include:
- Making mistakes are ok and can be learned from
- Sensitive topics and things that you do not need to know about a Trans to be their ally
- Ways to learn more and be a powerful support"
by Katy Tierney
A look at how to best manage your own health care from primary care to emergencies to specialty visits.
by Ida Hammer
What does it mean to live in a society where being cis (non-trans) is viewed as being "normal" or superior to being trans? How can trans people cope with the detrimental effects of being regularly exposed to these messages? We will identify the major themes of the dominance of cis standards and examine how these are promoted in pop culture, codified in laws, and maintained in the health care system. We will present specific tools to challenge these ideas in our own heads and in our communities. Allies welcome.
"This is a workshop that is intentionally a dialogue and it is intended for the Cisgender and beginning Conference attendee. The field is open for questions! Is the world of the Transgender mystifying to you? Are there terms that are used that you can't understand? Come ask your questions. There is no question too personal, too difficult, too embarrassing, too simple or too stupid to be asked or answered.
Don't know what Cisgender means? Come to the session to find out!"
by Diana Lombardi and Pete Papallo
The workshop is for therapist who would like to have a better understanding of the specials needs required when working with a transgender clients. It will explore the requirement for a client to transition and look at their transition from both the therapist and the clients point-of-views (such as how the client sees the "Standards of Care" that governs their transition). The workshop will also look at how family members are affected when a family member transitions (for example, when a father transitions, and the effects on her children).
Transgender youth have a voice that is rarely heard. Through artwork, trans youth can give voice to their experiences and feelings. Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth is a unique workshop presented by Tony Ferraiolo, CPC. Tony shares with his audience his one-on-one experiences working with transgender youth and the realization that trans youth don't have gender identity issues --- it is often everyone around them who has an issue with their gender identity. The workshop will showcase a slide show of actual drawings created by members of Tony's youth groups, Translation and Create Yourself. The drawings are the artistic expressions of answers to questions like "Draw what anger feels like,Ã¢Â€Â and Ã¢Â€Âœ hat makes you sad.
by Lynden Dolan
A RoundTable discussion
Are you just starting out in kink? Have you finally decided to let the people around you, or even just your close friends or relatives know about your kinky life? Need helpful suggestions or guidance on how to do so? You have questions? We have suggestions.
by Alix Simonetti and Cheryl Sharp
by TP Catalano
We, as transmasculine individuals,know the harsh realities of personal rejection and invisibility stemming from within society. Someone everywhere hates us and takes liberty in one form or another to let us know this. Triple that daily hurt, rejection and invisibility and the cumulative effect has the potential to lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD and/or ongoing Dissociative tendencies within personality. Transmasculine individuals struggle with the perpetual societal jackboot on their neck potentially lending to devastating mainly psychological health consequences. Imagine the persecution of a group of individuals due merely to their expressed opposition to binary gender, identity and sexuality; their unwillingness to accept born bio-female and born bio-male heterosexual standardized norms. This presentation will suggest ways to improve upon the potentially detrimental effects by society as imposed on transmasculine lives.
by Diana Lombardi and Bill Howe
This workshop will cover the discrimination that the transgender community feels every day and how the important legislation passed this spring by the CT Legislature will help the trans-community in areas such as employment, credit, housing, and public accommodations to alleviate the oppression they face. Students and school employees face particular challenges and the role of the Connecticut State Department of Education will be outlined with attention given to what rights and best practices should be in place in school settings. Connecticut is one of only 15 states to have these protections. Join us to learn more about this significant piece of social justice legislation.
by Carole MacKenzie
Parents often react to to their childrens' disclosure with shock, anger, fear, disappointment, a sense of loss, and betrayal. While the child (of any age) may have known for years that their gender did not line up with the sex assigned them at birth, parents and families are frequently the last to know.
This interactive workshop will explore typical, atypical, and on-going responses to disclosure, as well as its impact on the family system.
This interactive 60-minnute workshop introduces an interpretation of sexual consent based on clarity, mutuality and enthusiastic participation. Participants discuss ways in which gender role socialization and traditional expectations about sex and sexuality create barriers for open communication with intimate partners. The workshop encourages students to brainstorm creative and comfortable ways of giving and obtaining clear consent. The workshop also provides students with the tools to become active, prosocial bystanders to help prevent sexual assaults from occurring.
Dr. Spiegel will review the goals and methods of facial feminization surgery. Post‐operative photos will be shown. There will be a discussion of what procedures are available, how to maximize results, risks, and how new technologies and advances have allowed for improving structural changes to bone. Since 2004 Dr. Spiegel has performed well over 500 FFS procedures! Dr. Spiegel is happy to answer any questions and will be providing time for personal discussions for any interested guests.
by Noah Lewis
Trans people are finding increasing success in legislatures and courtrooms, and this workshop will focus on these exciting developments. We will discuss the areas of employment discrimination, health care access, public accommodations, and changing sex designations on identity documents. We will end by highlighting areas where additional work is needed and opportunities to participate in these changes.
by Janice Booth
This workshop is focused to the healthcare provider who may encounter transgendered patients in their practice. It is not a workshop about the specific medical treatment of transsexuality or the medical management of gender transition, but rather is a presentation and discussion of the unique needs that a transgendered patient presents to the healthcare professional and how we, as professionals, can make a transgendered persons healthcare experience less traumatic.
by Katy Tierney
A look at recommendations for health care for the transgendered patient including primary care and hormone management.
This workshop will explore the social, legal, and medical issues faced by many Intersex people, as well as the similarities, and differences between Intersex and Trans people, and how the medical profession can better help their clients
by Asa Paradis
This workshop is intended for any SOFFA (Significant Other, Friend, Family, Ally) who wishes to have a place to discuss issues which are specifically pertinent to them. Often times SOFFAs can feel left out, hurt, and frustrated because of the issues surrounding their loved one. It is a unique position to be put in, and can be difficult to find support for. The presenters of the workshop intend to offer open ears, personal accounts, & potential solutions and hope that all participants reciprocate kindly.
Many transgender people desperately need medical care that insurance just won't cover, whether due to anti-trans prejudice or ideas about transitioning that are simply out of sync with modern medical thinking. It's a painful, every-day dilemma that the Jim Collins Foundation is working to address through fundraising, education and advocacy. The Jim Collins Foundation is a non-profit founded by and for the trans community to raise money for gender-confirming surgeries and to inform the public about the importance of removing discriminatory barriers to coverage of transition-related health care. This workshop will give attendees a general overview of the medical and legal support for coverage. It will also discuss ways that trans individuals can empower themselves and each other. When you know you need surgery and it's not yet within your reach, how do you get by in the meantime? What keeps you going? Participants will share survival skills, fundraising ideas and advocacy tools.
by Zachary Shay
A workshop reminding all trans people that they are a person worthy of respect, something that is sadly all too difficult for many to remember. It will touch on some of the reasons that this can be difficult, teaching people who haven't faced it and trying to bring up suggestions about how to cope with these things for trans people and, for others, how to avoid adding to them.
by Patricia De Barbieri and Paul Levatino
This interactive 60 minute workshop is intended for trans individuals as well as mental health service providers interested in culturally competent counseling and therapy. The workshop will: identify what is meant by multicultural counseling and therapy; discuss worldview as a concept of multicultural counseling and therapy; present a model for exploring worldview in therapy and counseling with trans individuals; and identify some underlying contextual issues that may impact counseling and therapy from a transgender perspective. The goal of this workshop is to broaden understanding of culturally competent counseling for mental health service providers, and to strengthen and empower trans individuals seeking mental health services.
28th April 2012