South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.

Spring 2018 Workshop

  • 23 Mar 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Baxter Hood Center - York Tech Rock Hill, SC


  • Must complete all required forms and payment for Winthrop University. No payment is sent to SCASP.

Registration is closed
 If you are interested in taking this workshop for Winthrop credit, please complete the following forms: 


SC Residency Form 2017.pdf

Winthrop Application Spring2018..docx

Hotel information: 

Booking Link:
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Rock Hill
Company Name: SCASP

Understanding and Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Schools

Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP

Professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Past President, National Association of School Psychologists

Session Description:

The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with knowledge and specific strategies they can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students in schools, optimizing their potential for success academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Areas to be addressed include systems-level strategies and individual support plans that can be developed to best meet the diverse needs of this population of youth. Participants will also gain insight into how they can advocate for transgender and gender diverse youth and their families. Learning will be supported through direct instruction, large- and small-group work, and resources that can be employed to facilitate these processes.

Session Objectives:

  • 1.       To enhance participants’ awareness of gender identity and gender diversity matters in schools;
  • 2.       To introduce tools participants can use not only to assess a system’s readiness to accommodate transgender and gender diverse students but to determine the support and transition needs of individual gender diverse youth;
  • 3.       To highlight strategies participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students and to improve school climates as they pertain to gender diversity.

Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP, is a professor in the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF); he is also a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Savage’s scholarly research interests include culturally-responsive practice; social justice; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in education; and school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention. He has conducted numerous professional development workshops on gender diversity in schools for administrators, teachers, school-based mental health professionals, and staff members locally, regionally, and nationally throughout the past five years.

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