4/18/23 Introduction to Providing Gender Affirming Care to Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth


If you already have a basic understand of gender affirming and competent care for TGD youth, you are welcome to start with the advanced course.

This training will be delivered by Jonna Finocchio, a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of experience working with gender diverse individuals at various levels of care.

Date and Time: April 18th 4:00PM – 5:00PM (MST) 

Location: Via Zoom

Intended Audience: Anyone who works with trans youth – medical professionals, school professionals, mental health providers

This course is full.


Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth face extensive, systemic discrimination across settings. Lack of knowledgeable providers is one of the most commonly cited barriers to healthcare for TGD youth.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual/romantic orientation. 
  2. Utilize gender-affirming and competent terminology to provide appropriate care.
  3. Recognize, understand, and navigate disparities and barriers to care for TGD. 
  4. Apply practical gender-affirming skills when working with TGD youth and their families.