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 practising 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!
Watch 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, purchase now!
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|Manual - Transgender and Non-Binary Youth (6.8 MB)
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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 maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Wayne State University and the Michigan Medicine–Child & Adolescent Gender Services Clinic. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and consulting fee from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Susan Radzilowski serves on the NASW Michigan Chapter Ethics Committee (CEC).
Beyond Welcoming: Creating Space for Gender Expansiveness
Judgement Free Zone: Clinical Assessment and Screening
Essential Strategies for Support Through Transitions
Developing Child-Specific Gender Support Plans for All Settings
In-depth Collaboration with Parents: Do’s, Don’t, & Nuance
Ethical Considerations when Providing Clinical Services
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