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
Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=RKHRHGI&corporateCode=2986949&from=lnrlink
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
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.
- 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.