Our transgender and non-binary youth are being hurt by overt discrimination, microaggressions, and health disparities. It’s a heartbreaking reality—society attacks them for just trying to be themselves.
If you’re not already seeing trans and non-binary young clients facing mental health issues, you will. Statistics show this is a growing population, with increasing cases of trauma, shame, fear, depression, and suicidal ideation. Your ability to provide gender-affirming mental health care could be lifesaving.
It’s critical that you’re prepared. An LGBTQ-friendly practice is not the same as one that is LGBTQ-informed. It’s time to become an ally.
This one-day training is your chance to de-pathologize treatment and reduce the vulnerabilities that can lead to significant negative outcomes for kids and teens. Susan Radzilowski, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, is a therapist, advocate, and ally whose decades of experience as a practicing clinician, along with her personal experience as a mother of a transgender child, make her uniquely qualified to teach you about working with trans and non-binary young clients.
From learning safe language, knowing the fine-points of assessment, gaining knowledge about hormones, navigating transitions, managing stigma, and beyond – Susan will cover all the bases so you not only understand these young people, but can truly advocate for them!
Register for this seminar and you’ll learn:
It’s time to strengthen your practice with a modern skill set for helping transgender and non-binary youth. Don’t miss your opportunity to transform the lives of young clients, register now!
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
Susan Radzilowski, MSW, ACSW, LMSW, has practiced in mental health and educational environments for over 30 years and holds a certificate in gender identity and clinical concerns. She has a private practice in Michigan and is a part time faculty in the school of social work at the University of Michigan and at Wayne State University. Susan consults and trains on issues related to working with transgender youth for the Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services, NASW, Michigan State University, Michigan Medicine, Wayne State University, The University of Michigan, local school districts, and PESI, Inc. She facilitates a free monthly pediatric gender consult group online for mental health providers.
Susan has published several articles on clinical and ethical issues of providing social work services to the transgender youth and is a contributing author to One Teacher in Ten in The New Millennium (Beacon Press). She was the founding Co-Chair of GLSEN SE Michigan Chapter (pronounced glisten; formerly the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network); is a past member of the GLSEN National Advisory Committee; and has been a member of the NASW-Michigan Chapter Ethics Committee since 2010.
Susan is the parent of a transgender adult who came out in 2005, at age 15. Her experience as a parent of a trans youth inspired her to shift her professional focus to working with transgender youth and facilities and training professionals to improve access to competent, compassionate care.
Financial: Susan Radzilowski has an employment relationship with Detroit Institute for Children. She is a faculty member at the University of Michigan; and Wayne State University. Ms. Radzilowski receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Susan Radzilowski is a member of NASW – Michigan chapter; National Association of Social Workers; Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health; and World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Speaker is the parent of an adult who identifies as transgender.
For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.
Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
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