Understanding and Supporting Trans* Youth - Des Moines

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Understanding and Supporting Trans* Youth - Des Moines

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Note: This course is also available online. For the online "Understanding and Supporting Trans* Youth," click here.

Course Description: Studies differ in the number of trans* youth in our schools, but experts will tell you you've probably already had a transgender youth go through your school doors.

Transgender and gender non-conforming youth face a hostile terrain in schools and communities. According to the 2007 GLSEN report titled "Harsh Realities: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation's Schools:"

  • Less than one-fifth of transgender students said school staff intervened most of the time or always when hearing homophobic remarks (16%) or negative remarks about someone's gender expression (11%).
  • Two-thirds of transgender students felt unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation (69%) and how they expressed their gender (65%).
  • Almost half of all transgender students reported skipping class at least once in the past month because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable.

This class will provide an in-depth opportunity to explore the meaning of a person's gender identity, how to best meet those challenges facing transgender and gender non-conforming students in schools, and critical legal information of which schools and communities need to be aware when working with this population.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus. 

All Safe Schools Academy classes are one credit per course.

Upcoming Sections:
April 28 & May 5, 2018, Des Moines
Iowa Safe Schools
600 E. Court Ave, Suite 160
Des Moines, IA 50309

Course Fees:

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $100
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $150
Para credit - $75
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $175
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA member) - $225
udit - $75

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact academy@iowasafeschools.org or call 515.381.0588.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least five days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Iowa Safe Schools and ISEA reserve the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled at a later date.

Transcripts: 
Please allow up to two to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date.  Relicensure and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at https://www.iseatranscripts.org following a course's completion.  This transcript will represent all classes taken through ISEA over the past several years.  Drake Graduate transcripts may take longer to receive.  

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