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Working with Gender Variant Youth: Evidence-Based Practice

April 13, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
 

OVERVIEW

Gender variant youth are a highly vulnerable populations whose needs have, at the least, been historically unmet, and at worst, have been harmed by a mental health system compromised by bias and inadequate understanding. Rates of suicide attempts and death by suicide are alarmingly high in this population, as are various forms of abuse and both familial and social ostracisization. Careful, compassionate, and well-informed intervention can be the difference between life and death for many of these vulnerable youth. This workshop will offer the basic knowledge and tools needed for social workers and other mental health professionals to work effectively with these children/adolescents and their families, to assess for the need for gender-specific interventions, as well as to advocate on their behalf with larger systems of care and review the current evidenced-based assessment protocols and treatments for gender variant youth and provide guidelines for best practice.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Understand the developmental process for sexual and gender identity
  • Recognize and understand the unique psychiatric needs of gender non-conforming youth in order to improve practice with this group
  • Describe the current evidence for the assessment and treatment of gender non-conforming youth
  • Formulate potential educational and research policy changes that will improve access to care for gender non-conforming youth
     
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenter

ARON JANSSEN, MD

Aron Janssen, MD

Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Clinical Director, Gender and Sexuality Service; Co-Director, Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service at NYU Langone Health
 
Aron Janssen, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an Attending Physician at the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Child Study Center. He is the founder and clinical director of the Gender and Sexuality Service and Co-Director of the NYU Consultation-Liaison Service, and is the chair of the LGBTQ Advisory Council at NYU Langone Health. His primary academic focus is on gender and sexuality development and gender variance in childhood and adolescence.
 
Dr. Janssen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received his M.D. from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the NYU Child Study Center, he completed his general psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship at NYU/Bellevue. While in training, he created the LGBT mental health elective and continues to oversee its operation. Dr. Janssen is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, and World Professional Association for Transgender Health. He has published in several journals and books and presented on transgender youth nationally, internationally and on television.

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE contact hours.


SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.


MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made on or before April 5 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before April 11 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after April 12: no refund

If the event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.
 
Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Guidelines, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497