How to Support Transgender Students This Year

Seasoned educator and transgender man TJ Huberg will walk you through how you can model and encourage equal treatment of transgender youth at school. You will learn practical ways to recognize pride month and give students the infusion of support and confidence they need to get them through the summer.

What You'll Learn

  • What exactly does transgender mean?
  • What laws protect transgender youth?
  • What is a “bathroom bill”?
  • What do statistics show about transgender youth and mental health?
  • How can you support a transgender student?
  • How can you be an advocate for a transgender student around others?
  • How can you provide a safe space on campus for transgender youth?
  • What administrative dos and don’ts should you follow?
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Be a Trans Rights Hero. Advocating for Trans-Inclusive Education!

As the 2023–24 school year begins, educators face the need to support more transgender students. A recent study revealed that the number of youth who identify as transgender is twice the previous estimates and growing.

You can take specific practical steps to help transgender students be comfortable at your school and avoid suicide. How teachers and staff treat them contributes to how their feelings about themselves, particularly if they lack understanding at home.

  • What exactly does transgender mean?
  • What laws protect transgender youth?
  • What is a “bathroom bill”?
  • What do statistics show about transgender youth and mental health?
  • How can you support a transgender student?
  • How can you be an advocate for a transgender student around others?
  • How can you provide a safe space on campus for transgender youth?
  • What administrative dos and don’ts should you follow?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Special education directors
  • Student services directors
  • Superintendents
  • Administrative staff
  • Program directors
  • School leaders
  • Teaching assistants
  • School counselors
  • School psychologists
  • Cafeteria workers
  • Custodians
  • Recess/lunchtime monitors
  • Afterschool program staff
  • Other school staff
  • School social workers
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

TJ Huberg
  • College educator for 16 years
  • Highly decorated and is widely adored by students and faculty
  • Bisexual, transgender man who has spent several years on campus as an advocate and faculty advisor for gender and sexuality alliance clubs
  • Stepfather of a transgender child who has been navigating public schools as a trans student for nine years
  • Lead peer mentor for an organization that cares for those dealing with homelessness
  • Master’s degree in communication studies