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Continuing Education program to focus on understanding, caring for transgender youth

| Allyson Gommer

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will offer a one-day course focused on understanding and caring for transgender youth. "Growing Up Transgender" will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Clarion Hotel in Eau Claire.

The “T” in LGBTQ+ is the source of much confusion and mystery. Health and human services professionals who seek to understand this often misunderstood community are encouraged to attend this informative program.

Through instruction, attendees will explore the difference between sex and gender, the ongoing challenges of transgender youth, as well as the role of professionals in caring and advocating for the larger transgender community.

Presenters are Christopher Jorgenson, director of the Women’s & LGBTQ Resource Center at UW-Eau Claire, and Dr. Alexandra Hall, a family physician with extensive experience in transgender medical care.

The cost is $119 per person and includes instruction, course materials and light refreshments.

For complete program details visit the Continuing Education website, email ce@uwec.edu or call 715-836-3636.