About the Training
The initial conceptualization of this training drew heavily from the "Transitioning to Inclusion: A Guide to Welcoming Transgender Children and Their Families in your Community of Faith" resource developed by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLGS) out of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Click to button below to check out this helpful resource.
Interested in going deeper with your congregation or fellowship? We are currently accepting applications for beta test sites for the Communities of Resilience and Strength Children, Youth, and Family solidarity training. See the outline below then fill out the contact sheet for more information.
Transitioning to Inclusion Worskhops outline:
In every session:
An opening including a Chalice lighting
First Voice: we hear or read stories directly from trans and gnc children, youth, and families
Topics and activities to bring us deeper into the work
Homework: readings, activities, or questions to ponder before the next gathering
Introductions and reviewing the flow of training
Activity: What we know, what we wonder, what we want to know
Topic 1: Discussion and Framework: Reviewing trans 101;
Activity: Centering stories of Trans and GNC children and youth
Integrative Activity: Terminology BINGO
Integrative Activity: Myths and Facts
First Voice: Raising Ryland Video and Discussion
Topic 1: Self-assessment: our own gender journeys
Activity: Telling the story: Pillars and Lava
Topic 2: Community Values that support inclusion
Integrative Activity: Implicit and explicit values
Topic 1: intersectionality, power, privilege, and microagressions
Topic 1: Shifting the Frame: Gender Justice Models and Family Ministry
Homework: Congregational Assessment
Topic 1: Congregational Assessment Discussion
Integrative activity: visions and barriers
Topic 2: Taking the next steps
Beta Test for Solidarity Training.
We are currently accepting applications to be a part of the beta test of the Solidarity Training. If you are interested in offering this training at your congregation/fellowship, please fill out the form below.