Trans and Gender Diverse Youth Inclusive Practice

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A full day introductory training about working with trans and gender diverse young people presented by Zoe Belle Gender Collective.

This is an introductory session, open to people who may have minimal experience with working with young TGD people or may want to refresh their knowledge on how to provide respectful and inclusive services.
The training will provide a comprehensive understanding of the identities and experiences of trans and gender diverse young people, including language and terminology.

Topics covered in this in-depth training session include the impacts of discrimination, respectful communication, gender affirmation and healthcare pathways, legal rights and responsibilities, and broad inclusive practice principals and initiatives.

About the presenters;
Rory Blundell- Youth Project Officer at Zoe Belle Gender Collective
Rory is a young Wiradjuri, non-binary activist who has worked and volunteered in many LGBTIQ+ organisations and programs, including Minus18, Safe Schools Coalition Australia, Family Planning NSW and Drummond Street Services. Rory is currently the Youth Project Officer at Zoe Belle Gender Collective. They are currently studying Wiradjuri Language Culture and Heritage in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Rory is passionate about respectful & inclusive practice, embedded in self-determination.

Starlady – Zoe Belle Gender Collective Program Manager
Starlady is a passionate social justice advocate currently working within the LGBTIQ+ youth sector in Victoria. Starlady has a wealth of experience delivering training and secondary consultation to a range of health and human services on trans and gender diverse and broader LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice.
Starlady comes from a youth work and community development background. Her work is underpinned by self-determination, advocacy and empowerment.

Rainbow Network Community of Practice Group

Rainbow Network facilitates a quarterly community of practice group. This free facilitated group offers support and networking for those working with LGBTIQ+ young people in Victoria.

Sessions present an opportunity for workers to debrief and reflect, both professionally and personally with peers. Participants can share about their challenges, successes and how to best support the needs of the young people who access their services. The group also helps to identify sector trends and challenges and facilitates collaboration within the LGBTIQ+ youth sector in Victoria.