Working with Families of Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

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Working with Families of Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

Friday, June 28th, 2024

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Sean Lare, LCSW-C

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This course is for clinicians who work with transgender and non-binary youth and their families. As more clinicians support transgender and non-binary youth, they also support the families; in this work, clinicians may work with families for whom the young person and their parent/caregiver may be at different stages of knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of gender identity. This course will assist clinicians in this work to meet both the parent/caregiver and the young person where they are in their process of gender identity development and transition(s). Through this course the presenter will present a model to assist in assessing where the parent/caregiver is on the spectrum of acceptance and affirmation of their child’s identity and transition support needs. In addition, the course will discuss ideas for helping the parent/caregiver to advance to stages of more acceptance and advocacy of and for their child. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Name and describe the 5 stages of the Nelson Continuum as they relate to reactions to a person coming out as transgender or non-binary.
2.    Provide 3 examples from the Nelson Continuum of how a person might respond and explain how that type of response might affect a transgender or non-binary person.
3.    Identify 2 different approaches used to support the youth and parent/caregiver.
4.    Identify at least 1 external resource or support for a youth.
5.    Identify at least 1 external resource or support for a parent/caregiver.

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS 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 social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Sean Lare, LCSW-C. Sean Lare is a licensed clinical social worker and a queer, trans man who is passionate about serving transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse communities by providing psychotherapy, leading advocacy work, educating others on the varied experiences of this community, and supporting other therapists through consultation and supervision. Mr. Lare has over 19 years of experience supporting LGBTQ individuals and their families, and of advocating for LGBTQ people; and has over 12 years of experience as an educator and consultant to help increase awareness about the unique needs of transgender, non-binary and gender diverse individuals and their families. His U.S.-wide work has included providing introductory and specialized training on: engaging and retaining transgender talent in the workplace, supporting transgender and non-binary students in K-12 and college/university settings, and guidance for providing affirming services for transgender people in clinical, behavioral health and medical settings. He has been a featured speaker conferences throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, participated in numerous panel discussions and guest lecture presentations in undergraduate- and graduate-level classes, and is a sought-after contributor to community and policy planning efforts to increase services and rights for and to meet the diverse needs of transgender people. More information may be found at


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June 28th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Sean Lare, LCSW-C
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 3.0