We are delighted to invite you to join True North Wilderness Program for an in-person presentation series on serving marginalized populations in the LGBTQ+ community. The series will showcase two different presentations and will span locations in Vermont and New Hampshire. This is a sponsored educational event by the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), who will award two free CEUs to participants per session. Margo Kelly, LICSW, Director of All Gender Programming, will be the presenter for all events.
Please check out the locations and featured material below, and click here to register.
Mental Health Treatment Planning for Queer/Trans Youth
Queer and trans/nb/gnc youth are over-represented within mental health treatment. Best practices often focus on treatments that target the individual and empower personal resilience. While that is important, it does not address the root of queer trans youth mental health issues. This presentation will examine and address how environmental factors (interpersonal, familial, societal, cultural) manifest as mental health symptoms in individuals and how this impacts effective treatment planning.
June 6- West Chesterfield, NH
June 13- Stowe, VT
The Intersection of Autism and Gender
Autism and gender are typically understood on spectrums, and importantly, there is a significant overlap within the intersection of people who are autistic and trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming. This presentation will dive deeper into this identity intersection – the prevalence, hypothesis for this co-occurrence, and how these identities interact within one another. The presentation will focus on how these identities complement one another and participants will learn specific clinical interventions.
June 7- Manchester, VT
June 16- Burlington,VT
*National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7272. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.