4/18/24 Working with Gender Diverse Youth for Advanced Practitioners


This training will provide a deeper examination of working with transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth. We will review the history of gender diversity, review the Standards of Care developed by The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and discuss evidenced-informed care rooted in a Gender-Affirmative Model of Care.

This is an advanced training and is appropriate for practitioners that have completed the first session, Introduction to Providing Gender Affirming Care to Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth or have a basic understand of gender affirming and competent care for TGD youth.

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, 2024 5pm – 6pm (MST) 

Location: Via Zoom

Intended audience: Anyone who works with TGD youth – medical professionals, school professionals, mental health providers

38 spots open.


Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth face extensive, systemic discrimination across settings.

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

  1. Understand the history and development of gender diversity in society. 
  2. Understand and apply the Standards of Care developed by WPATH to their practice when working with gender diverse youth. 
  3. Understand and apply evidence-informed practices rooted in a Gender-Affirming Model of Care.